Other Court Services
The Office of the Clerk of Circuit Court is committed to public service. We are dedicated to providing our patrons with excellent customer service and will assist you with any questions or concerns about our policies and procedures.
However, we are prohibited by law from giving legal advice, restating the law, or recommending legal action. It is not the intention of our office, nor of this website, to offer legal solutions. Questions regarding interpretation of the law should be directed to an attorney licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
The purpose of this information is to better inform the general public of procedural matters. Nothing contained herein is intended to advise anyone as to legal remedies for a particular circumstance. Circuit Court Clerks and their Deputy Clerks cannot render legal advice.
The Circuit Court Clerk's Office provides a host of services. Should you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact the Clerk's Office at 434-455-2620.
Assumed / Fictitious Name
As of January 1, 2020, the Clerk's Office of the State Corporation Commission is the central filing office in Virginia for all certificates of assumed or fictitious name. All certificates of assumed or fictitious name must be prepared on a form prescribed by the Commission.
If you would like to dissolve your assumed or fictitious name and it was originally recorded with Lynchburg Circuit Court, you must complete and file a Certificate Dissolving Assumed Name with the Lynchburg Circuit Court Clerk's Office. The fee for dissolving your assumed or fictitious name is $10 if paid by cash or check or an additional $2 if paid by Visa or MasterCard.
Judgments are recorded in the Circuit Court for money owed according to a court order, Federal and State Tax liens, unpaid criminal fines and costs and unpaid child support.
- Docketing a Judgment - $10 fee recording fee
- Judgment must meet the requirements of VA Code 8.01-446
- Foreign Judgments - $25 fee recording fee
- Judgment Releases - no fee to release a judgment. Judgment must be released by the creditor.
- Satisfaction or Release of Judgment Form CC-1463 (PDF)
Lynchburg Circuit Court has resumed holding jury trials, beginning April 2021. Juries are held for both civil and criminal trials. If you are summonsed for jury duty, your term lasts for the entire month. If you have any scheduled conflicts during your entire term such as a prepaid vacation or surgery, we recommend you contact the Clerk's Office to see if your jury term can be adjusted to accommodate your schedule.
You will receive a packet of information in the mail which includes an informational letter, parking pass, and questionnaire. If you have misplaced your letter and questionnaire, you can download these documents below. If you have misplaced your parking pass, please contact the Clerk's Office.
The informational letter advises you to call the jury hotline to see if the jury trial you are scheduled for is ongoing or canceled. You should only call this hotline number 434-455-2626 the evening before and early the morning of each report date.
- Jury Letter Document and Questionnaire (PDF)
- Answer Book for Jury Service
- Handbook for Grand Jurors (PDF)
- Jury Duty Orientation Video: Supreme Court Jury Video
Marriage Licenses & Marriage Celebrants
Visit the Marriage License page for more information.
Notary Public Commission
A Notary Public is a person legally empowered to witness and certify documents and to take affidavits and depositions. Applications for appointment as a Notary Public are made to the Secretary of the Commonwealth. A notary commission is valid for 4 years.
To be eligible to apply for a Virginia Notary Public Commission, you must be:
- At least eighteen years old,
- Able to read and write the English language,
- A legal resident of the United States,
- Live or work in the Commonwealth of Virginia, and
- Have not been convicted of a felony. Any person who has been convicted of a felony under the laws of the United States or this Commonwealth, or the laws of any other state, shall not qualify to be appointed and commissioned as a Virginia Notary Public unless such person has had his/her civil rights restored.
To become a notary or to renew a Notary Commission, an application must be completed and submitted to the Secretary of the Commonwealth. You can obtain these from the Secretary of the Commonwealth or by contacting them at 804-786-2441.
Once submitted, the Secretary of the Commonwealth will notify the applicant when their commission is ready to be picked up at the Circuit Court of their choice. Notaries can pick up their commission anytime between 8:30 am and 4 pm by bringing a photo ID, $10 cash, or check ($2 additional for a credit or debit transaction). It is recommended that you bring your notary letter or number.
Visit the Passports page for more information.