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Loudoun County Courts

Judicial System

<bt>The County Administration Building 703-777-0200. 1 Harrison St. S.E., Leesburg

THREE-TIERED SYSTEM

<bt>Within each judicial district in Virginia there are two courts, the General District Court and the Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court. The Circuit Court is the only trial court of general jurisdiction in the state, so it hears any cases for which the jurisdiction is not specified in the Code of Virginia. The responsibilities of the courts are distributed as follows:

CIRCUIT COURT

The Circuit Court handles claims more than $15,000, as well as divorces and matters pertaining to property and hears appeals from lower courts. The Circuit Court Clerk processes suits and appeals from lower courts and issues marriage licenses and passports.

Circuit Court Clerk: 703-777-0270.

18 East Market St., Leesburg

GENERAL DISTRICT COURT

Criminal cases, including misdemeanors and preliminary hearings for felonies, are heard by the General District Court. This includes traffic-related cases. Civil claims of $15,000 or less are also heard in General District Court.

General District Court: 703-777-0312.

Traffic Division: 703-777-0310.

18 East Market St., Leesburg

JUVENILE AND DOMESTIC RELATIONS DISTRICT COURT

The Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court handles juvenile offenses as well as family-related cases such as child or spouse abuse. The Court Service Unit handles criminal complaints involving juveniles, court-ordered services such as probation, custody, visitation and support.

Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court: 703-777-0300.

18 East Market St., Leesburg.

Juvenile and Domestic Relation Court Service Unit: 703-777-0303

8 South St. S.W., Leesburg