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NOTICE: THE CLERK'S OFFICE WILL OPEN AT 9:30AM ON WEDNESDAY, JULY 16TH DUE TO SYSTEM MAINTENANCE-ALL PUBLIC ACCESS AND REMOTE ACCESS SYSTEMS WILL BE UNAVAILABLE FROM 7:30AM UNTIL 9:30AM 7-16-14.

THIS OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED FRIDAY, JULY 4, 2014 TO OBSERVE INDEPENDENCE DAY

The Washington County Circuit Court Clerk's Office is committed to providing excellent customer service. Clerk's Office staff is prohibited by law from rendering legal advice or recommending specific ways to pursue legal action.  If you feel you need the guidance or advice of an attorney, we suggest you contact someone licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia.  For recommendation of an attorney you may contact the Virginia Lawyer Referral Service 1-800-552-7977 or www.vsb.org/vlrs.  Nothing contained in this website is intended to advise anyone as to legal remedies for a particular circumstance.

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The Circuit Court is the trial court with the broadest powers in Virginia. The Circuit Court handles all civil cases with claims of more than $25,000. It shares authority with the General District Court to hear matters involving between $4,500 and $25,000. The Circuit Court has the authority to hear felonies. 

The Circuit Court also handles family matters, including divorce. In addition, the Circuit Court hears cases appealed from the General District Court and from the Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court. 

There is a Circuit Court in each city and county in Virginia. Circuit Court Judges are appointed by the General Assembly for 8-year terms.

28th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

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TERMS OF COURT: Grand Jury-4th Tuesday in January, April, July and October


 

CLERK OF COURT-

HON PATRICIA S MOORE, CCCC 

  


DOCKET CALL-Trials set on the4th Tuesday in January, April, July and October, by Praecipe only. 



CHIEF JUDGE-

HON C RANDALL LOWE

 

CIVIL CASES SET- Trials by Praecipe

Hearings by JUDICIAL ASSISTANT

JUDGES-

HON DEANIS L SIMMONS

HON SAGE B JOHNSON 

 

CRIMINAL CASES SET-by CIRCUIT JUDICIAL ASSISTANT



JUDGE'S OFFICE-

 

Lori Shaffer, Judicial Assistant-

276-676-6260 


HOURS OF OPERATION-MON-FRI 8:30 a.m. to 5:00p.m.

MARRIAGE LICENSES ISSUED 8:30AM UNTIL 4:30PM

DEPUTY CLERKS- Sara Bott, Gloria Edwards, Paula Johnson (CCDC), Barbara McCracken, Kathy Morefield, Rhonda Roop (CDCC) and Jamie Wright
FORMS OF PAYMENT-this office accepts cash, checks (subject to approval), money order, VISA and MASTERCARD (bank cards only). After 4:30pm this office can accept CASH ONLY.

CHIEF DEPUTY CLERK- Crystal Ferguson, CCCDC