Cover sheet, the original initiating document (Petition/Complaint) in proper legal format (Rule 3:2 § 8.01) and the filing fee. If you would like service prepared, provide a copy of the document to be served, a cover letter requesting the type of service and the service fee. Get more information on services.
Unlike the two District Courts, the Circuit Court does not typically provide “forms” for use by litigants in filing civil suits. Attorneys or pro se parties are to prepare the legal documents needed to file a suit. When filing a civil case in the Circuit Court, the filing party is responsible for ensuring that all pleadings are prepared in accordance with the Code of Virginia and Rules of the Supreme Court of Virginia. Hence, it is strongly recommended that the services of an attorney be employed when filing a civil action at the Circuit Court level.