Courts

COVID-19 Pandemic Notice

Circuit Court Clerk’s Office Beginning June 8th at 8am, the Clerk’s Office will be full service, with no appointments necessary, other than for Probates.

The office has been set up for social distancing measures, with lines marked on the floor for our front counters and some systems in the public access area are not available as they are not in compliance with the 6 foot social distancing criteria.  Plexiglass has been installed at the front counters to protect the public and the staff.  Hand sanitizers have been installed on the wall beside each front counter window and one on a stand before entry into the land records recording section.  

The Clerk and Clerk’s staff are aware of the Governor’s order regarding the wearing of face masks.  The Clerk recommends the wearing of face masks but will not require them for entry into the office, as some individuals may have health conditions wherein they cannot wear masks.

All three Circuit Courts will be operating in a modified capacity in compliance with the standards of CDC and Office of the Executive Secretary guidelines.

All questions relating to cases should be directed to the Clerk’s Office (540) 658-8750/4255. 

General District Court is closed to the public in response to this pandemic, the order of the Supreme Court of Virginia declaring a judicial emergency pursuant to Virginia Code 17.1-330.  All cases between March 17th, 2020 & May 17th, 2020 will be continued, with the exceptions of Arraignments, Video Bond Hearings, and Protective Orders. The Court asks that unless you are a party or a witness, please consider staying home.

All questions relating to cases and continuances should be directed to the Clerk’s Office (540) 658-8935

Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court will be open; however, closed to the public and all court hearings will be rescheduled for a later date (except all protective orders, Department of Social Services, and juvenile detention cases.

The following is in effect for the Stafford Juvenile Domestic Relations District Court through May 31, 2020 due to the current COVID-19 pandemic:

Monday: office closed to the public however if you have protective order please appear as scheduled

Tuesday: office closed to the public however if you have a bond hearing, protective order, Department of Social Services case please appear as scheduled

Wednesday: office closed to the public however if you have protective order please appear as scheduled

Thursday: office closed to the public however if you have a bond hearing, protective order, Department of Social Services case please appear as scheduled

Friday: Closed

If you have a Driver’s License ceremony schedule for any Monday in April or May you may come to the courthouse as scheduled and receive your license as long as you turn in your learners permit and paper license. If you chose not to appear then we will reschedule your license ceremony at a later date (August time frame). If you have any questions please feel free to contact the office at 540-658-8773.

e Center is open, however NO OUTSIDE VISITORS allowed under further notice.  There is limited visitation for court officers.  Please call ahead at (540) 658-1691. 

About the County's Court System


The aim of the Stafford County judicial system is to assure that disputes are resolved justly and responsively through a court system unified in its structures and administration and to provide the citizens with the best possible judicial system. Our goal for the website is to provide information on, and expand the citizens’ access to, the judicial system. The Stafford County judicial system is comprised of three courts: