Circuit Court

Circuit Court — 26th Judicial Circuit of Virginia — records deeds, wills, estates, UCC financial statements, and judgements. It issues marriage licenses, notary applications, and concealed handgun permits. The clerk gives the oath of office to county committees and elected positions. The clerk is the official court administrator for all civil and criminal court cases, creating and maintaining all court files and records, preparing miscellaneous orders and jury lists, contacting jurors, and issuing summons and court processes.

Circuit Court handles all chancery, common law, and criminal matters for Clarke County and its towns. Circuit Court also hears cases on appeal from the General District and Juvenile & Domestic Relations courts. The Clerk of the Circuit Court is an elected position. 

Clarke County Circuit Court is located at 102 N. Church St. in Berryville, Va.

Hours
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday
Recordation ends at 4:30 p.m.

Helen Butts
Clerk
(540) 955-5116
(540) 955-0284 (fax)
hbutts@vacourts.gov

April F. Wilkerson
Chief Deputy Clerk
(540) 955-5116
afwilkerson@vacourts.gov 

Kate Anderson
Deputy Clerk
(540) 955-5117
kanderson@vacourts.gov