As custodian of the records (pertaining to people and property of Surry County), the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court shall work diligently to preserve and protect historical documents as well as immediately and accurately record current submissions for the benefit of present and future generations.
The Clerk of the Circuit Court is one of five constitutional officers elected by the citizens of Surry County. The Clerk is elected for an eight-year term and the duties of the office number over 800 as set forth in the Code of Virginia. Among the responsibilities of the office are the recordation of land records, issuance of marriage licenses and fictitious names, preparation of criminal orders along with the assessment and collection of fines, costs and restitution.
Administratively the Clerk is tasked with creating and maintaining court files to include criminal and civil matters, preparing the dockets, issuing subpoenas and summons, coordinating jury duty, processing concealed weapons applications and giving oaths to various appointees and elected officials. In matters of probate, the Clerk is responsible for admitting wills to record and qualifying executors and administrators.
The Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court also collects fees that are monthly transferred to the state and locality.
Circuit Court Case Information
The Virginia Courts Case Information System has information about court cases in many Virginia cities and counties. Choose Surry County Circuit in the drop down list to view cases to be held in the Surry Circuit Court.