Clerk of the Circuit Court

328 West Courthouse Road
P.O. Box 25
Nottoway, Virginia 23955
(434) 645-9043
(434) 645-2201 Fax

The Clerk’s Office is the official keeper of the records of the court and the locality. Such records include criminal cases, civil cases, marriage records, deeds, wills and judgments. Some records date back to the formation of the county in 1789.

Nottoway County is in Virginia’s 11th Judicial Circuit.

It is served by the following judges:

  • Paul N. Cella, Chief Judge
  • Dennis M. Martin, Sr., Judge
  • Joseph M. Teefey, Jr., Judge

The terms of court: The first Tuesday of January, March, May, July, September, and November.

Office Hours: Monday–Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Combined Courts Clerk
328 West Courthouse Road
P.O. Box 25
Nottoway, Virginia 23955
(434) 645-9312

Court Service Unit – 11th District
Circuit Courthouse Building
300 West Courthouse Road
Nottoway, VA 23955
(434) 645-7929
Hours of Operation: 8:30–5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Magistrate’s Office
Sheriff’s Office Building
266 West Courthouse Road
Nottoway, VA 23955
(434) 645-9893

Nottoway County’s two magistrates serve the 11th Judicial District. Chief circuit court judges are responsible for appointing magistrates who serve a term of four years and may be reappointed.

Magistrates in Nottoway County work on an availability basis and are contacted as needed by citizens or law enforcement officers.

Magistrates have the following powers:

  • To issue arrest warrants.
  • To issue search warrants.
  • To admit to bail or commit to jail.
  • To issue warrants and subpoenas.
  • To issue civil warrants.
  • To administer oaths and take acknowledgments.
  • To act as a conservator of the peace.
  • To accept prepayment for traffic and certain minor misdemeanor offenses.
  • To issue emergency custody orders.
  • To issue temporary mental detention orders.
  • To issue emergency protective orders.
  • To issue out of service orders.

Deferred Payments/Installment Agreements

Payment Options for Fines and Costs

Freedom of Information Act requests should be directed to: Jane Brown, P.O. Box 25, Nottoway, VA 23955 (434) 645-9043