The Circuit Court is the trial court of general jurisdiction in Virginia. It has authority to try a full range of civil and criminal cases. Civil cases involve disputes essentially private in nature between two or more parties. Criminal cases are controversies between the state and someone accused of a crime. Only in a circuit court is a jury provided for the trial of these disputes and controversies.
The court clerk's office can issue a marriage license.The fee is $30 cash or money order and you have to bring your future spouse, a photo ID and a certificate of divorce if you were married before. The license is good for 60 days.Get details on all the marriage requirements from the Virginia Department of Health.