Circuit Court Clerk

28th Judicial Circuit

Clerk of Court:

Hon. Kelly L. Flannagan


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

Circuit Court: Online payment of fines, costs, and restitution now available!!!
Click here to PAY ONLINE!

PLEASE BE AWARE!  The court will never ask law enforcement to contact citizens to collect a fine for missing jury duty.  If you receive a phone call demanding that you pay a fine for missing jury duty, please HANG UP immediately.  Feel free to contact our office at 276-645-7321 with questions, and notify the Police Department to file a report.

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

Credit Card Payments

We accept Visa and MasterCard as acceptable forms of payment.
A convenience fee of 4% or $2.00 (whichever is the greater amount) will apply to each transaction.

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 8:00 A.M. until 4:30 P.M., Monday - Friday.

*Recordings are accepted in the Clerk's Office from 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M., Monday through Friday.*

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

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