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Civil Process / Court Services Division

Civil Process Units

The Civil Process section of the division serves civil process throughout the County of Louisa, consisting of:
  • subpoenas for witness
  • warrants in debt
  • juvenile summons and petitions
  • garnishments
  • show cause orders
  • writs of possession
  • evictions
  • any other civil process ordered by the court.

Court Security Units

The Court Security Unit of the Civil and Court Security Division, maintains the safety and security of all Louisa County Criminal and Civil Courts. The duties of members of the Court Security Unit include securing the buildings that house the actual court rooms, securing the entrance to all the court house buildings and bailiff service.

Assigned personnel serve as bailiffs in the Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court, General District Court and the Circuit Court. Bailiffs are responsible for the safety and welfare of the judge, the jury, witnesses and everyone else in the courtroom.

Court Security Deputies provide transportation of inmates to and from courts, jails and surrounding jurisdictions. Extradition transports from jurisdictions outside of the Commonwealth of Virginia are included in their transportation duties. Citizen Transports for Emergency Custody Orders (ECO) and Temporary Detention Orders (TDO).

Not limited to the above, the division also assists the Patrol Division with calls for service.

The Court Security / Civil Process Division is commanded by a Captain , 2 Sergeants, and 10 deputy Sheriffs.

Prohibited in the Courthouse
  • Cell Phones, Recording Devices, Cameras, including cell phones with a built-in camera.
  • Guns, knives, ammunition, pepper spray, mace, razor blades, illegal drugs or any other type weapon.
  • Any dangerous or hazardous material or property that could be used to injure or harm another person.
Courtroom Demeanor

The following are some items and activities not permitted in the courtrooms.
  •      Food and drinks are not allowed.
  •      Gum chewing is not allowed.
  •      Newspaper reading is not allowed.
  •      Sleeping is not allowed.
  •      Other disruptive activities or items, as observed by Court Security personnel.
Proper attire is required in the courtroom. Clothing items not permitted are shorts, tank tops, flip-flops, any clothing with obscene language or pictures, and any clothing denoting gang affiliation. Head coverings and sunglasses will be removed prior to entry into the courtroom. Conversation in the court gallery will be kept short and will not disrupt court proceedings.

Any communication with inmates, whether verbal or non-verbal, is prohibited. Any communication with inmates will be cause for immediate expulsion from the courtroom with additional possibility of criminal charges being placed against you.

Local Court Information

Specific information about Louisa County Courts can be found by using the following link http://www.courts.state.va.us/ and clicking on Circuit Courts, General District Courts, or Juvenile and Domestic Relations Courts and then clicking Louisa. This link can also be used to pay a traffic ticket or other minor offense on-line and to find information about Virginia's Judicial System.
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