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Circuit Court Clerk
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Image L to R: Christina Hyskell, Joan Leonard, Olivia Leonard, Kelly Duffy, Jennifer Smith, Donna Johnston, Lisa Johnson

28th Judicial Circuit
Clerk of Court:
Hon. Kelly F. Duffy

Hon. Sage B. Johnson, Chief Judge, Presiding Judge
Hon. C. Randall Lowe
Hon. Deanis L. Simmons

New Cell Phone & Electronic Device Usage Policy
Effective January 1, 2015, the general public is prohibited from bringing cell phones and all other electronic devices into the Bristol, VA Courthouse.


Welcome to the Bristol Virginia Circuit Court Clerk's Office webpage.  We are honored to serve all residents of the City of Bristol, Virginia.

The Bristol Virginia Circuit Court is a trial court of general jurisdiction, having control over the following:

  • Appeals from General District Court, Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court, and administrative agencies
  • All monetary claims over $25,000.00
  • Civil Cases, including law suits as well as family matters
  • Criminal Cases, including all felonies and crimes punishable by commitment to the State penitentiary for one year or more
  • Maintenance of court records and administrative matters for the Court
  • Probate of wills and estates
  • Recordation of Land Records, Deeds, and other related documents
  • Issuance of Marriage Licenses
  • Issuance of Concealed Handgun Permits

Location and Hours
Our office is located within the Bristol Virginia Courthouse at 497 Cumberland Street, Room 210, Bristol, VA  24201.

Open 9:00 A.M. until 5:00 P.M., Monday - Friday. 

Phone:  (276) 645-7321
Fax:  (276) 821-6097

Forms of Payment:  Cash, checks (subject to approval), and money orders.

For questions regarding traffic violations, please contact Bristol VA General District Court at 276-645-7340 or 7341.

RACE for a Drug Free Bristol


RACE for a Drug Free Bristol

5K Run/Walk

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Sugar Hollow Park

21361 Sugar Hollow Drive, Bristol, VA

START TIMES: Registration: 9:00AM – 10:00AM

5K Competitive Run 10:00AM 1 Mile Run/Walk 10:15AM

Certified Course and Timing

Race for a Drug Free Bristol 5K

Online Registration Ends: April 17, 2015

Entry Fee: $20 before April 17, 2015


Sugar Hollow Park

9:00AM – 10:00AM

Entry Fee - $25.00

For more information visit