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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

    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.

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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.


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


    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. 


    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.