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John Marshall Courts Building
400 North 9th Street
Richmond, VA 23219


Days of Operation:        Monday - Friday

Hours:                              8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Recording Hours:           8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Marriage Licenses:         8:30 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.



General Info (804) 646-6505
Marriage License (804) 646-6767
Jury Duty Line (804) 646-0802
Jury Question Line (804) 646-6501
Criminal Section  (804) 646-6553
Fax: (804) 646-6562
Civil Section: (804) 646-6536
Fax: (804) 646-7274
Probate (804) 646-6540
Record Room (804) 646-6530


13th Judicial Circuit of Virginia - Judges

Holiday Closing 

  • December 23, 2022  In Observance of Christmas
  • December 26, 2022  In Observance of Christmas
  • January 02, 2023 In Observance of New Year's


Updated Order:

Jury Duty Scam Advisory 

This is to advise you of a new jury scam that has surfaced in Richmond that you should be aware of.  The scammers pose themselves as officers of the court or law enforcement and threaten to prosecute citizens for failure to comply with their jury obligations.  Please click link below to view the full article.

Richmond officials warning citizens about new court appearance, jury duty scam | 8News (

If you become aware of any possible jury scams in your locality, please notify your local law enforcement agency.

City of Richmond Circuit Court Office Require Verbal Screening and Temperature Check

An amendment of the Twenty-First Order Extending Declaration of Judicial Emergency in Response to COVID-19 Emergency is herby ORDERED

The City of Richmond Circuit Court Clerk's Office require a verbal screening and a temperature check to gain access to the John Marshall Court's Building. 

If no exposure to COVID-19 or symptoms or positive test within the prior fourteen days is reported as set out above, then all fully vaccinated persons are free to enter and be within the courthouse without masks, but all unvaccinated persons must remain masked at all times within the courthouse building

If you do not have a mask one will be provided to you in order to conduct business in the Circuit Court Clerk's office.

Resumption of Jury Trials

​The Supreme Court Has Approved a Plan To Resume Jury Trials In The City of Richmond Circuit Court 

Resumption for Jury Trials Supreme Court of Virginia Letter


Due to the COVID-19 Emergency Order an appointment is required in order to obtain a Marriage License or receive an Oath at the City of Richmond Circuit Court.  Please call 804-646-6506 to make an appointment.​

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Wilson vs The Virginia State Board of Elections

Wilson vs The Virginia State Board of Elections Case No: CL 20-4252


!!! NOTICE !!!  Assumed Names No Longer Filed At Circuit Court

Effective January 1, 2020 Assumed Names are filed at the State Corporation Commission, not at the Circuit Court.

Electronic Recording of Deeds 

The Richmond Circuit Court Clerk’s Office is pleased to announce that we have an Electronic Recording system available for deeds. We currently offer one vendor, Simplifile. Please contact Simplifile to set up your account.

Security Announcement 

By order of the Chief Judge, effective July 1, 2019 all persons who enter Richmond City Courthouses will be subject to weapons screening including all attorneys and court personnel.

!! NOTICE !!: On-line Payments For Court Costs and Restitution 

We are excited to be able to offer an on-line payment system for Criminal and Traffic Court Costs and Restitution! The system, called VJOPS (Virginia Judicial Online Payment System), will go live for our Court on September 1, 2018. Click on the Online...


It has come to our attention that there is a scam going around the city involving fines for missing jury duty. Citizens are getting calls from individuals claiming to be deputy sheriffs. The scammers claim that the citizen owes a large fine, usually around $800, for missing jury duty. The scammers instruct the citizen to get prepaid cards from local drug stores to pay off the fine. The Court never fines a citizen for missing jury duty without first issuing a summons and conducting a hearing. If you receive such a call, please call this office, the sheriff's department, or the police department.

Credit Cards Now Accepted 

The Clerk's Office is pleased to announce that we are now accepting credit cards for the payment of most costs and fees. We accept Mastercard, Visa, American Express and Discover cards. Please note that the cardholder must be present for the card to be used. There is a 2% convenience fee added. WE DO NOT ACCEPT CREDIT CARDS FOR EXPUNGEMENT PETITION FEES. In addition to cash, we also accept payment by check and money order for most transactions, payable to Edward F. Jewett, Clerk. We do not accept checks for marriage licenses and homestead deeds.

E-Filing is here! 

Edward F. Jewett, Clerk of the Circuit Court of the City of Richmond, is pleased to offer the Virginia Judiciary  E-Filing System.  VJEFS will be of great benefit both to attorneys filing cases in the court and to the clerk’s office. Developed in coordination with the Office of the Executive Secretary of the Supreme Court of Virginia, this system allows attorneys to file many civil cases, and subsequent pleadings, electronically. Please see the E-Filing tab above to learn more about e-filing in this court, and to obtain application materials.