Information from the Clerk’s Office

Court Expectations

Please follow guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Virginia Department of Health, with respect to physical distancing, mask coverings, and isolation/quarantine instructions.

If you are required to isolate or quarantine, please notify the court and all parties involved with your court hearing that you cannot appear for court. You can notify the court by email at with your name, case name, and case number. The court may require documentation. 

Only necessary parties should come to the courthouse for your hearing. (This means only persons who will be testifying in your hearing.)

In particular, bringing children to court is strongly discouraged, unless directed by the court to do so.


Initial pleadings (for example, petitions, motions to amend/review, and motions for show cause) will no longer be accepted by email. However, the Clerk's Office will continue to accept pleadings and correspondence for pending cases via email at Please choose only one method of contacting the court (email, fax or mail/hand-delivery) to avoid duplicative copies being processed. The court will not accept emails with attachments that are over 25 pages, and these emails will be returned to sender. 

Motion for Remote Hearing

For information about remote hearings, please see the Policies and Procedures page found here.

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