The clerk of the circuit court (540-967-5312) is a constitutional officer elected to an eight-year term by the voters of the locality. The clerk handles administrative matters for the court and also has authority to probate wills, grant administration of estates, and appoint guardians. The clerk is the custodian of the court’s records, and the clerk’s office is where deeds are recorded and marriage licenses issued. You may also obtain a plat of your property at the clerk’s office. The circuit court also has jurisdiction over divorce cases, disputes concerning wills and estates, and controversies involving real property.