Clarke Circuit Court

26th Judicial Circuit of Virginia

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 $15,000. It shares authority with the general district court to hear matters involving between $4,500 and $15,000. The circuit court has the authority to hear serious criminal cases called felonies.
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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.

Clarke County Circuit Court Website - details contact information, hours, location, and more.

For General Information on the Circuit Court system in Virginia - Click here

 

* * * CREDIT CARD NOTICE * * *

Beginning August 1, 2017, payment of fines, costs and restitution may be made through the Supreme Court of Virginia Online Services, website, www.courts.state.va.us, with a credit card along with a 4% convenience fee.

 

CREDIT CARDS ARE ONLY ACCEPTED ONLINE.

Payments of cash, check or money orders will continue to be accepted in the Circuit Court Office between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

If you have any questions, please contact the office at 540-955-5116.

 

 

Clarke General District Court

26th Judicial District of Virginia

The court that most people have contact with is the general district court. The general district court handles most traffic violations. The general district court also hears minor criminal cases known as misdemeanors and conducts preliminary hearings for more serious criminal cases called felonies.

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General district courts have exclusive authority to hear civil cases with claims of $4,500 or less and share authority with the circuit courts to hear cases with claims between $4,500 and $15,000. Examples of civil cases are landlord and tenant disputes, contract disputes and personal injury actions.

Clarke County General District Court Website - details contact information, hours, location, and more

For General Information on the District Court system in Virginia - Click here

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