Circuit Court

Stafford Courthouse

COVID-19 PANDEMIC (Update 4/1/2020) 

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Clerk's Office will be closed to the public though April 26, 2020.  Staff will be available to respond to telephonic inquiries and to process land records electronic e-filings. Courts will have a few predetermined cases go forward, most by video,  We continue to determine ways to serve the public in other manners than our normal way of business. Your patience is appreciated.

View/Pay Criminal Cases & Traffic Tickets
Phone - (540) 658-8750 or (540) 658-4255

Circuit Court Services:

  • Issue marriage licenses
  • Issue concealed handgun permits
  • Appoint ministers to perform marriages
  • All criminal cases - felonies & misdemeanor appeals
  • Civil Law - cases $25,000 & over - concurrent jurisdiction with General District Court over claims $4,500-$25,000
  • Name changes, divorces, adoptions, church trustees
  • Probate all wills and appoint and qualify guardians for adults or children as ordered by the court.
  • May hear civil cases where the issue is more than $500 but less than $10,000