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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 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 Virginia Supreme Court (PDF). Hence, it is strongly recommended that the services of an attorney be employed when filing a civil action at the Circuit Court level.
The Loudoun County Circuit Court does not have a list of local rules.
Our Motions Day is the first Friday of each month, unless it falls on a holiday.
Our scheduling docket is every Monday at 9 a.m. and on Motions day (1st Friday of each month) at 9 a.m.
At this time, we do not accept pleadings by email or fax. You must submit the original document in person or by mail.
At this time, the Civil Division does not take any payments over the phone. Furthermore, we cannot send copies electronically. You must submit a copy request form (PDF) with the filing fee and a self-addressed stamped envelope.
View information and instructions on how to look up the status of your case (PDF).
Complete the Change of Address Notice (PDF) and submit in person or by mail. Put your case number on the document. If you do not know it, you can look up your case online.
An order signed by a judge must be entered before the bond can be released. The order should state the amount of the bond and name, address and telephone number to whom the bond should be released.
In civil cases of a domestic relations nature, the Circuit Court has exclusive jurisdiction in divorce and annulment matters including property settlement/equitable distribution of marital assets. Matters involving child support, custody and visitation that are not part of a divorce proceeding may or may not originate in the Circuit Court depending on various factors.
Bankruptcy, including the appointment of a receiver, would occur in the Federal Bankruptcy Court in Alexandria.
Typically the transfer of cases to a lower court or to another locality will occur within 21 days of the entry of the final order.
View procedure for requesting a court appointed interpreter for a civil hearing.
Neither the Circuit Court nor the Clerk’s Office is able to provide a transcript of a hearing. If a transcript is needed, one or both of the parties would need to hire a court reporter. Get more information on how to get an audio recording of the hearing.
Get information on appealing your case.
Reference Virginia Code § 16.1-106.1
View information on filing for an uncontested divorce.
The filing fee is $86. You will need to file a Petition and Order to Amend a Death Certificate (PDF). Please refer to Virginia Code § 32.1-269.1 (D).