Commonwealth's Attorney

  • Prosecutes all criminal Cases in general District, Juvenile & Domestic and Circuit Courts
  • Handles Civil Forfeiture Cases
  • Administers Check Enforcement Program

Victim/Witness Program - Located in Commonwealth's Attorney's Office

  • Ensures victims are advised of their rights
  • Accompanies victims to court
  • Assists victims to court
  • Assists victims in restitution requests, protective order requests, filing of Victim Impact Statements, and filing of Criminal Injuries Compensation Fund application, when applicable
  • Explains court procedure and generall acts as advocate for crime victims and witnesses

 Circuit Court

The Clerk serves as the recorder of deeds and probate judge, issues marriage licenses and is the official court administrator for all civil and criminal court cases by Judge or Jury along with appeals from the Combined District Court.  Divorces, default judgments, partitions, name changes, adoptions, appointment of church trustees and fictitious name certificates, financing statements, concealed handgun permits and passports are also administered through the Clerk's office.   Records filed in the Clerk's office begin in 1777.  land records, wills, judgments and financing statements are available for public viewing and are also available upon application and fee thourgh the secure remote access site.

Combined District Court