The form provided below is a convenience, only for use in the Rockingham County Circuit Court.
If you choose to represent yourself, it is your responsibility to know the law.
A fee of $103 is due at the time of filing. We accept cash, checks, money orders and credit cards. There is a 4% surcharge on all credit card transactions.
You will need 2 copies of the petition. Failure to provide the correct amount of copies will result in a fee of 50¢ per page for copies.
The Commonwealth has 21 days to respond to your petition. You should receive an answer in the mail from them within that period. Once you receive the Commonwealth's answer, you will need to come back to the Clerk's office to set your court date.