In Virginia, there are limited jurisdiction courts, general jurisdiction trial courts, and appellate courts. The latter consist of the Court of Appeals and the Virginia Supreme Court.
District Courts are the limited jurisdiction courts. General District Courts handle ordinance and traffic violations, misdemeanors, civil cases up to $25,000, and small claims cases. Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Courts handle matters involving children, parents, and spouses.
Circuit Courts are the trial courts of general jurisdiction. They are responsible for civil cases, divorces, adoptions, probate matters, felonies, and misdemeanor appeals. Virginia is divided into 31 judicial circuits, each with at least one Circuit Court.
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|General District Court Records |
Virginia General District Courts case record query system. Select a court, then search by name, case number, hearing date, or search for service of process records.
|Bankruptcies, Judgments, Tax Liens Pay Site|
Search Systems Premium database of Virginia tax liens, bankruptcies, and judgments. $5.00 per search. Immediate results.
|Burned Jurisdiction Database |
Library of Virginia Burned Jurisdiction Database of court records from courts that suffered losses of their records. Replacements came from higher courts.
|Chancery Court Records |
Library of Virginia archives of cases filed in circuit county clerk offices. Include divorces, estate records, resolution of land disputes, and business partnership settlements.
|Circuit Court Records |
Virginia Circuit Courts case management. Select a court to search criminal, law, or chancery court records.
|Court of Appeals Records |
Court of Appeals of Virginia case information. Click on ACMS-CAV to start.
|PACER Eastern District Bankruptcy Court Pay Site|
U.S. Eastern District of Virginia Bankruptcy case records, documents, and dockets. PACER required.
|PACER Eastern District Civil & Criminal Pay Site|
Civil & Criminal case record database for the U.S. Eastern District of Virginia. PACER account required.
|PACER U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals Pay Site|
Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals PACER database search and document copies. Access requires registration.
|PACER Western District Bankruptcy Court Pay Site|
Bankruptcy Case database for the U.S. Western District of Virginia by name. PACER registration required.
|PACER Western District Civil & Criminal |
U.S. Western District of Virginia records for Federal civil & criminal case filings. PACER account required.
|Supreme Court and Court of Appeals Opinions |
Supreme Court of Virginia and Court of Appeals opinions. Well designed, gives you the ability to do boolean searches to get accurate results.
|Supreme Court Case Records |
Use this case management system for the Supreme Court of Virginia to search for Virginia Supreme Court case records by petitioner, respondent, or case number.
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