The Circuit Court has exclusive jurisdiction in cases involving amounts of $15,000 and higher. It shares jurisdiction with the General District Court in cases with amounts between $4,500 and $14,999. For cases with amounts below $4,500, the case is within the jurisdiction of the General District Court.
Policy for Providing Information to the Public
This policy defines the information that Circuit Court Clerk's Office employees can offer to the public. Its purpose is to ensure that the ethical and legal guidelines - as established by:
- the Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended;
- the Supreme Court of Virginia; and
- the Virginia State Bar
on the authorized practice of law - are not violated.
UNREPRESENTED LITIGANTS ARE ADVISED TO CONSULT WITH A LICENSED, PRACTICING ATTORNEY.
- Clerk's Office staff are NOT attorneys and are NOT to give legal advice.
- Under Virginia law, ONLY a licensed attorney may provide legal advice.
- Clerk's Office staff may NOT give "how to" information (i.e., fill out legal forms).
- Clerk's Office staff may ONLY give general procedural information (i.e., filing fees, service fees).