Criminal Division

The Criminal Division of the Office of the Clerk of Circuit Court is responsible for creating and maintaining records on all criminal cases heard in Roanoke County Circuit Court:

  • Certified Ancillary Misdemeanor Offenses and Appealed Misdemeanor and Traffic Infractions
  • Felonies
  • Revocations

However, we are prohibited by law from giving legal advice, restating the law or recommending legal action. Questions regarding interpretation of the law should be directed to an attorney licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Virginia Judiciary Online Payment System

Effective August 1, 2017 the Roanoke County Circuit Court Clerk's Office will begin using the Virginia Judiciary Online Payment System (VJOPS) which is a secure website designed to process payments of fines, fees, restitution, and court costs for traffic and criminal cases.

To make a payment, visit the Virginia Judiciary Online Payment System.

Effective 7/1/2021 the standard credit card convenience fee of $2.00 or 4% (whichever is greater) will be added to Online Criminal Payments.

Criminal cases are fully searchable in the public records room of the Office of the Clerk of Circuit Court on the second floor of the Roanoke County Courthouse.

Payment Methods

The Criminal Division accepts payment for criminal fines by cash, money order, personal and certified check (defendants name/case number needs to be on check), Visa or MasterCard (currently not by telephone), at the discretion of the Clerk. We do not accept Debit or Check Cards. There is a 4% convenience fee added to costs when paying by credit cards.

Grand Jury convenes the first Friday of February, April, June, October and December; and the second Friday in August, all at 9 a.m.

The 23rd Judicial Circuit Adult Drug Court alternates between the three Courts within the 23rd Circuit every other Friday at 2 p.m. (Roanoke County, Roanoke City and City of Salem) 


Effective July 1, 2015, as a result of the passage of House Bill 1506, which amends Virginia Code Section 19.2-354 to require payment plan guidelines be established and publicly posted, its specific language, as transmitted to all Circuit Court Clerks by the Office of the Executive Secretary of the Supreme court.

The Court may authorize the Clerk to establish and approve the conditions of all deferred or installment payment agreements, pursuant to guidelines established by the Court, and such guidelines shall be reducted to writing as well as posted in the Clerk's office and on the court's website, if a website is available.

Court Authority

Please find herein a copy of the July 21, 2000 court order (PDF), signed by the judges of the 23rd Judicial Circuit, granting this authority to the Circuit Court Clerk's for Roanoke City, Roanoke County and the City of Salem.