Virginia's Judicial System

Surry Circuit Court

6th Judicial Circuit of Virginia

Circuit Courts Informational Pamphlet


Hon. Thomas L.S. Mayes


Phone: (757) 294-3161
Fax: (757) 294-0471

Clerk's Office Hours

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM


28 Colonial Trail, East
Surry, VA 23883

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 203, Surry, VA 23883


  • Hon. William Edward Tomko III, Chief Judge
  • Hon. Wallace W. Brittle Jr.
  • Hon. Carson E. Saunders Jr.

Terms of Court and General Information

  • Terms begin, 4th Tuesday, Jan., March, May, July, Sept., & Nov.
  • Grand Juries, 1st day of Term.
  • Cases set on Term Day.
  • Civil cases set by praecipe submitted through Wednesday preceding docket call.
  • Court for Term Day begins at 10:00 a.m.
  • Criminal Court is held the first Wednesday of every month at 9:00 a.m.
  • Commissioners in Chancery are utilized to take evidence in partition suits; injunctions; interrogatories.
  • Instructions must be submitted 7 days prior to trial.
  • Local rules adopted pursuant to Section 8.01-4.