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Clerk of Circuit Court
Court Case Information
The Court Administration Division (Civil and Criminal/Courtroom Support) processes Court cases.
Circuit Court Case Information can be obtained from any computer with Internet access -- from home, office or library or by using the Public Computers located in the Public Service Center (Room 305), the Criminal Section (Room 310) or the Civil Section (Room 314).
Prince William Circuit Court uses the Supreme Court Case Management System which is used by 117 of the 120 Circuit Courts in the Commonwealth.
The online Case Management System is real time. It is current. The Clerk’s Office uses the online system to answer questions from the public.
To access the system, go to

Select “Prince William County Circuit ”Click “Begin.”

Select Division: “Criminal” or “Civil.”

Search by “Name” “Case Number” or “Hearing Date.”

a)  If you search by “Name” click on the case number you want from the list. The “Case Details” page is displayed; it contains information including the party's hearings and disposition.
The tabs at the top are:
  - “Name List” that returns you to the list from your search;
  - “Pleadings/Orders” that presents detailed information; and
  - "Services” that provides information about service. On the Service Tab if a person is not listed, no service has been requested and/or prepared.  If there is no 'date served', the service has not been returned to the Clerk's Office yet. The following codes are used to indicate service method:
   BU - business
   CN - cancelled
   CS - certificate of service
   FM - family member
   IP  - in person
   MA - mailed
   NF - not found
   NS - not served
   OP - order of publication
   PO - posted
   RA - registered agent 

b)  The “Case Number” search provides the same information. When searching by case number, use upper case “CR” or “CL.”

c)  For “Hearing Date” click on the calendar to change the date. Click on the case number you want. It will tell you the courtroom in which the case will be heard.
Every effort is made to provide accurate and current information. However, there are no warranties regarding the accuracy, legality, reliability or content of the information. Users of this website have the responsibility to verify the accuracy, currency and completeness of the information contained on the website.


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