Circuit Court Clerk's Office  |  Civil Division

From left to right: Stacey Brandt, Jennifer Shifflett

Civil cases are disputes between individuals, entities or groups (companies and organizations).  The difference between civil cases and criminal cases are that civil cases typically involve matters of monetary damages arising from a civil wrong (such as a tort or breach of contract).  Civil cases also include divorces, name changes, and adoptions, just to name a few of the common matters that appear before the Circuit Court.

The Albemarle Circuit Court Clerk’s Office requires the filing of a cover page with any action (other than applying for an assumed or fictitious name, requesting to perform a one-time marriage ceremony, and making application for a concealed weapons permit) filed with the office.

Civil Division Resources