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City Government

442 West Washington Street
Suffolk, VA 23434 map
(757) 514-4000
info@suffolkva.us


Courts & Legal Services

 The Mills E. Godwin Courts Complex is located at 150 N. Main Street in Downtown Suffolk. Parking is available in a large lot at the rear of the building, and on-street parking is available in front of the building on Main Street. This brand new structure houses the Circuit Court , the General District Court, and Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court. The Mills E. Godwin Courts Complex is where all legal business for the City of Suffolk is conducted - please contact the appropriate court for further information.

For Jury Duty information, please call (757) 514-7832.

Circuit Court

Godwin Courts Building - 3rd Floor (Office on 1st Floor)
Clerk of the Court: W. Randolph Carter, Jr.

Circuit Court handles deeds recorded, wills probated, marriage certificates/licenses, felonies tried, appeals heard from lower courts, cases involving large sums of money, divorces, etc... For more information, call (757) 514-7800

General District Court

Godwin Courts Building - 2nd Floor
Clerk of the Court: Brenda Copeland Brown

General District Court handles traffic, misdemeanors, preliminary hearings for felonies, civil cases involving small amounts of money, etc... For more information, call (757) 514-4822

Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court

Godwin Courts Building - 2nd Floor
Clerk of the Court: Brenda McWilliams

Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court handles all matters involving or relating to juvenlies, custody cases, visitation, support matters, etc... For more information, call (757) 514-7768


The Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court has a Court Services Unit that offers limited legal services to citizens. These services include, and are limited to: assisting citizens, victims, and law enforcement officers file petitions for matters which fall under the jurisdiction of the Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court.

If you need assistance from this office, call (757) 514-4311.
(Please note that legal advice can not be dispensed via the Court Services Unit - only by a licensed attorney.)

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