All Virginia civil judgment orders must comply with §8.01-446 of the Code of Virginia. The "ordered" clause of the judgment order must state that it is a judgment for money, the amount of the judgment, and the full names of all parties the judgment was granted for and against (et al. is not acceptable). It should also state the amount of interest and date from which interest begins. The order also should contain the defendant's address, if known. Payment of $10.00 in cash, check, or money order may be made payable to the Clerk of the Court .
In order to docket a foreign (all out-of-state and Virginia federal court) civil judgment, the following is required:
- A certified copy or abstract of the judgment from the foreign jurisdiction;
- An affidavit from the Plaintiff or Plaintiff's counsel, stating the last known address of the Plaintiff and Defendant;
- Payment of $25.00 in cash, check, or money order may be made payable to the Clerk of the Court.
Orders to release or vacate judgments cannot be docketed unless they include the judgment number and the names of the judgment creditor and debtor, exactly as they appear on the judgment.