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The Honorable Wendy S. Hughes

Phone: (804) 748-1241

Email Uscircuitcourtclerk@chesterfield.gov
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Chesterfield, VA 23832-0909

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Chesterfield, VA 23832

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Civil - 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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