Civil cases where monetary claims range from $5,000 to $25,000
Exclusive Jurisdiction of Circuit Court
Monetary disputes involving more than $25,000
Civil/equity cases, such as
appointments of Guardian/Conservator
estate and Will disputes
When filing a civil case in the Circuit Court, the filing party is responsible for ensuring that all pleadings are prepared in accordance with the Code of Virginia and Rules of the Virginia Supreme Court.
Unlike the two District Courts, the Circuit Court does not typically provide "forms" for use by litigants in filing civil suits. Hence, it is strongly recommended that the services of an attorney be employed when filing a civil action at the Circuit Court level.