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Criminal Division

The division creates and maintains records on all criminal cases heard in Circuit Court.

Criminal fines may be paid using cash, personal check, money order, and debit or credit card (VISA and MasterCard only). Any credit or debit payment, whether in person, online, or over the phone, will be subject to an additional 4% fee. Online payments are accepted through the Supreme Court of Virginia's Online Payment System.    
  • Payments are accepted in person, by telephone, online or by mail.
  • If payment is made by mail, please include defendant's full name and case number. If you would like a receipt, please send a self-addressed, postage-paid envelope with your payment to:

Tiffany M. Couch, Clerk
55 East Main St. Suite 1
Christiansburg, VA 24073

Court fines and costs that are not on a court-ordered deferral are eligible for a monthly payment plan, as outlined in our Due Date Policy. Defendants may also apply for satisfaction of Fines and Costs via community service hours in lieu of fines and costs or community service hours while incarcerated.

Guidelines for Misdemeanor/Traffic Appeals

Defendants have until the close of business the day prior to the trial date to withdraw an appeal once the case is received from the General District or Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court. Fines and court costs must be paid in full at the time the appeal is withdrawn. The original terms and conditions ordered by the General District or Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court will be in effect (such as license suspension, jail time, VASAP, New River Community Corrections, no contact provisions, fines/costs imposed, etc.


Misdemeanor/traffic appeals

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Clerk of Circuit Court

County Courthouse
55 East Main St., Suite 1
Christiansburg, VA 24073

Tiffany M. Couch, Clerk

: 540-382-5760

1 - Marriage Licenses, Payment Options and other General Questions
2 - Criminal division
3 - Civil division
4 - Probate division
5 - Land records/Record room
6 - Jury Information

Fax: 540-394-3104

Public hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Recording hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Marriage license hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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