Gail P. Clayton, Clerk
28 Colonial Trail East
Hours: 9:00 - 5:00 Mon - Fri
The Circuit Court Clerk is primarily responsible for the recordation, preservation and maintenance of all records relating to the people and property of the County. The Clerk performs many duties including the administration of oaths to government officials and certain appointees, issuing marriage licenses and issuing concealed weapon permits. Duties relative to the maintenance of records include the recording of deeds and plats. The Clerk's office is responsible for admitting wills to probate, qualifying executors and administrators. Administrative court functions include maintaining official court records for civil and criminal cases that are filed with the court, maintaining the dockets of cases pending, issuing subpoenas and summons and coordinating jury duty. The Clerk collects fees annually that are transferred to the County Treasurer and the State. The Clerk of Circuit Court is a constitutional officer elected to an eight year term.
Circuit Court Case Information
The Virginia Courts Case Information System has information about court cases in many Virginia cities and counties. Click the link below to access the Circuit Court portion of the Virginia Courts Case Information System. Choose Surry County Circuit in the drop down list to view cases to be held in the Surry Circuit Court.
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The Surry County Circuit Court Office will close at 2:30pm on Friday, March 21, 2014.