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The Civil Division handles new civil case filings, issues subpoenas, and accepts concealed handgun applications.
Circuit Court Jurisdiction for Civil Matters
- Circuit Court has concurrent jurisdiction with the General District Court over claims from $4,500 to $25,000.
- Exclusive original jurisdiction over claims exceeding $25,000.
- All equity matters; these include divorce cases, disputes concerning wills and estates, and controversies involving property.
The Civil Division accepts cash, check and credit cards as payment. Credit cards are only accepted for over the counter transactions at this time. View more information on credit card transactions (PDF) Opens a New Window. .
Various documents are filed with the court as required by law or for safekeeping. Many of these pleadings and motions are indexed and scanned within the record-keeping process. To allow for clear and legible records the court will not accept documents that have been printed with or contain shading or grayed areas upon the document.
Motions that are filed with the court without a praecipe (PDF) Opens a New Window. will not be set for a hearing and will not be forwarded to chambers for review.
If you are opening a new civil case, you must file a civil action cover sheet (PDF) Opens a New Window. , along with the initiating paperwork.
We cannot accept any pleadings or notices by fax or email. The original document must be received by our office either in person, or by mail.
The Loudoun County Circuit Court makes every effort to ensure that the information provided on this site is correct, complete, and up to date. However, since the law is subject to constant change and interpretation, that cannot be guaranteed.
*Please note: Court personnel are prohibited by law from giving legal advice. If you need assistance or advice please see our Legal Aid and Links page.