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Clerk of Court
The Honorable Wendy S. Hughes

Phone: (804) 748-1241

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This email account is intended for general inquiries only. For specific case-related inquiries, please call the Clerk’s Office during public service hours to speak with a staff member in the appropriate division.

The Court does not accept case-related filings via the Internet, e-mail or fax.
Filings are accepted via mail, courier or hand delivery.

Public Service Hours
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Monday through Friday

Recording Hours
8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 125
Chesterfield, VA 23832-0909

Street Address
9500 Courthouse Road
Chesterfield, VA 23832
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Circuit Court Clerk
Circuit Court Clerk - Subpoena Requests

The Clerk's Office prepares witness subpoenas and subpoenas duces tecum (subpoenas for the production of records) for civil cases.


  • Subpoena requests should be delivered to the Circuit Court Clerk's Office.
  • A letter specifying the request must be provided.
  • Subpoena requests should be in compliance with the Code of Virginia and Rules of the Virginia Supreme Court and this Court's suggested guidelines for the appropriate case type.


  • Witness subpoenas - there is no clerk's fee for issuance.
  • Subpoena duces tecum - there is a $5.00 clerk's fee must be remitted along with the request.
  • Any type of subpoena, to be perfected by the Sheriff - there is an additional $12.00 service fee will be required for each subpoena.


Attorney-issued subpoenas:

Virginia law authorizes attorneys to issue witness subpoenas and subpoenas duces tecum.  Specific guidance regarding this process is available in the Code of Virginia

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