Clerk of Circuit Court

The Circuit Court of the City of Roanoke is the City's court of general jurisdiction, established by the General Assembly of Virginia. Its primary mission is to provide an effective, efficient, fair and open forum for adjudication, under the law, of every sort of civil and criminal controversy that can be decided in the courts of the City of Roanoke.

The clerk of the circuit court is one of five constitutional officers elected by the citizens of Roanoke. In Virginia, the office dates from 1619. The Code of Virginia provides for over 800 responsibilities for the clerk of circuit court, but his or her chief responsibilities include serving as recorder of deeds, deciding certain issues of probate, issuing marriage licenses, creating court records, and certifying and archiving all records of the circuit courts and other records as provided by law. Roanoke's current clerk of circuit court, Brenda Hamilton, was elected in 2003.

Language Assistance

If you do not speak, read, or write English well, the City will provide an interpreter at no cost to you!  This is available for all services and programs the City offers.  For language assistance, please call 540-329-3261.

Asistencia Lingüística

Si usted no habla, lee, o escribe el inglés bien, ¡la Ciudad proporcionará un intérprete sin costo a usted!  La interpretación está disponible por todos servicios y programas que ofrece la Ciudad.   Para obtener asistencia lingüística, por favor llame a 540-329-3261.

Due to COVID19, Marriage Licenses can be obtained online.  For more information, click here.

For more information about concealed handgun permits, click here.