City Government

Mills E. Godwin Courts Complex
150 N. Main Street
Suffolk, VA 23434 map
(757) 514-7800


Clerk of the Circuit Court

W. Randolph Carter, Jr.
W. Randolph Carter, Jr.

The Clerk of the Circuit Court is a Constitutional Official and is elected to serve an 8-year term by the voters of the locality. Every Circuit Court in the Commonwealth of Virginia is a court of record. The Clerk of Court is charged with the custody, safekeeping and proper indexing of legal and quasi-legal papers deposited in his office. The Clerk's Office is responsible for the filing of civil suits; docketing and filing of criminal actions; filing divorce suits; and filing adoption petitions. Additional services provided by the Clerk's office include recording land records and plats; probating wills; administering various oaths' of office; issuing marriage licenses; recording military discharge forms (DD-214's) and recording assumed business names. The Clerk is also an acceptance agent for the U. S. Dept. of State and accepts passports applications on its behalf. It is the duty of the Clerk to assign a Deputy Clerk to each courtroom to assist the Circuit Court Judges in carrying out each day's activities.

Additional Information, Links, and Forms

Office Hours: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Cash Registers Close at 4:30pm - No monetary transactions after 4:30pm. In most cases, acceptable methods of payment are cash, checks, money orders, or credit cards.

Passport & Marriage License Applications processed 8:30am - 4:00pm

Closed on State Holidays

NOTE: The Clerk and his staff may not give legal advice. In many cases, we do not have nor provide forms. We have no authority to speak for the Judge or to predict or interpret his decisions. We strongly advise all litigants to seek legal advice.

Contact Information:
Circuit Court Clerk's Office
150 North Main Street
P.O. Box 1604
Suffolk, VA 23434

W. Randolph "Randy" Carter, Jr., Clerk
Cynthia E. Robertson, Chief Deputy Clerk

Main Number: 757-514-7800
Fax Number: 757-514-7103
 
Civil Division: 757-514-7801
757-514-7806
757-514-7817
Criminal Division: 757-514-7814
757-514-7792
757-514-7804
757-514-7794
Jury Management: 757-514-7815
Land Records: 757-514-7812
757-514-7803
757-514-7811
Probate Division: 757-514-7809
757-514-7818
All other areas: 757-514-7800
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