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    Circuit Court

    Lynchburg, VA, 24th Judicial Circuit of Virginia

    General Information

    There is a circuit court in each city and county in 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 $25,000. It shares authority with the general district court to hear matters involving claims between $4,500 and $25,000. The circuit court has the authority to hear serious criminal cases called felonies. 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.

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    Circuit Court Clerk

    Honorable Eugene C. Wingfield
    Email

    Lynchburg Circuit Court
    900 Court Street
    Lynchburg, VA 24504

    Mailing Address 
    Lynchburg Circuit Court
    P.O. Box 4
    Lynchburg, VA 24505
     
     (434) 455-2620
     (434) 847-1864
     (434) 455-0041
     
    Jury Hotline 
     (434) 455-2626

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    Hours of Operation & Cut-off Times
    Monday – Friday
    8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

    Holidays
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    Marriage Licenses
    8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


    Notary Commission
    8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    Deed Recordings
    8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.

    Payments
    8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.

    Passports
    8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
     
    Circuit Court Information at a Glance
    Presiding Judges
    Honorable F. Patrick Yeatts, Chief Judge
    Honorable R. Edwin Burnette, Jr.
    Criminal Term Day
    First Monday of each month at 9:00 a.m. all cases are set.
    Civil Term Day
    First Monday of each month at 1:30 p.m. all cases are set.
    Cases can be set outside of docket call by contacting Judicial Assistant to the judges.
    Court convenes at 9:00 a.m. 
    Motions
    Set by appointment with Judicial Assistant only. 
    Misdemeanor Appeals
    First two days after opening day of the term.
    Court Convenes
    9:00 a.m.
    Grand Juries
    First day of the term.
    Jury Trials
    Jurors must be seated by 8:30 a.m. 
    Commissioners in Chancery are utilized in limited instances.