Circuit Court Clerk’s Office

The Clerk of Court is an eight-year term and is one of five constitutional officers of Craig County elected by its voters. The Clerk is the Circuit Court’s chief administrator.

Responsibilities include:

  • Recording deeds and other real estate-related documents,
  • Issuing marriage licenses,
  • Processing divorces and name changes,
  • Handling criminal, probate and estate matters,
  • Maintaining court records and other records as provided by law.

Notice: Please be aware there is a monetary charge for copies made from this office.


  • Hon. Malfourd W. Bo Trumbo, Presiding Judge and Chief Judge
  • Hon. Hume J. Franklin, Jr.
  • Hon. Michael S. Irvine
  • Hon. Victor V. Ludwig

Terms of Court and General Information

  • Terms begin: last Monday in February; 2nd Monday in May, September & November.
  • Grand Juries, 1st day of term.
  • Cases set on Term Day and chancery matters set between docket calls by agreement of counsel with court’s approval.
  • Court convenes 9:30am.
  • Commissioners in Chancery are utilized in general chancery causes, i.e. partition suits.