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Clerk of Court
The Honorable Wendy S. Hughes

Phone: (804) 748-1241

Email Uscircuitcourtclerk@chesterfield.gov
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NOTE: The Court does not accept case-related filings via the Internet, e-mail or fax.

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

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9500 Courthouse Road
Chesterfield, VA 23832

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Criminal - Subpoenas

Subpoena requests in felony or misdemeanor appeal cases should be delivered to the Circuit Court Clerk's Office.


  • A letter specifying the request must be provided.
  • In order to allow adequate time for the preparation of a subpoena, a lead-time of five days from the date of service is requested.
  • The following information must be included in a request for a subpoena:
    • Defendant's full name
    • Circuit Court case number
    • Certificate of service on opposing counsel

NOTE: Any subpoenas that should be served by a Sheriff in another county will be forwarded to that Sheriff by the Clerk's Office. For Sheriff's service fees in Norfolk and Virginia Beach, please send a separate check.

 In addition to the above information, a request for a subpoena duces tecum must contain the following:

  • Name and address of person/place with custody of the records
  • Specific description of the records that are being subpoenaed
  • Date the records must be produced in the Clerk's Office (NOTE: These records must be made returnable to the Clerk's Office, not an attorney's office.)

NOTE: If a witness subpoena or subpoena duces tecum needs to be served on a person or an entity outside of Virginia, it cannot be served by the Clerk's Office without an affidavit stating that the party being served has agreed to accept service. Otherwise, the requesting party should follow procedures for a Foreign Witness, as provided in Code of Virginia § 19.2-272, et seq.


  • There is no fee for issuance of witness subpoenas.
  • For a subpoena duces tecum, a $5.00 fee must be remitted along with the request.
  • Court appointed counsel are not required to pay a fee.


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