Civil Division

Effective January 9, 2023, the Portsmouth Circuit Court Clerk's Office will no longer accept pleadings, orders and other documents by fax or email.  You must submit all pleadings, orders and other documents either in-person, by mail or via E-Filing.

Court Cases

  • Uncontested Divorce
  • Restricted License
  • 3rd Offense (DUI)
  • Expungements of Criminal Records

Circuit Court Civil Filing Fee Calculation

Cover Sheet for Filing Civil Actions 

Petition for Restoration of Firearm Rights

Pro Se Divorce Packet


Code of Virginia § 17.1-258.3. Electronic filing in civil or criminal proceedings.  Any clerk of circuit court with an electronic filing system established in accordance with the Rules of Supreme Court of Virginia may charge an additional $5 fee for every civil case initially filed by paper.

Effective January 3, 2023, Attorneys will pay an additional $5.00 fee for all paper civil cases filed.