The Magistrate's Office is located in the basement of the courthouse complex inside the Sheriff's Office.


The principal function of the magistrate is to provide an independent and unbiased review of complaints brought to the office by law enforcement officers and citizens. Although they do serve as conservators of the peace, magistrates are not connected with law enforcement. Instead, magistrates serve as a buffer between law enforcement and society. In addition, magistrates assist the public by providing general information on civil and criminal processes and procedures.


Magistrates have the power to perform such duties issuing

  • arrest warrants
  • search warrants
  • subpoenas
  • summonses
  • emergency protective orders
  • emergency custody orders
  • temporary mental detention orders
  • medical emergency custody
  • temporary detention orders
  • set bail or commit to jail


For additional information about Magistrates, visit the Supreme Court of Virginia's site at


Contact Information

13043 W. James Anderson Hwy.
Buckingham, Virginia 23921


Phone: 434-969-1772
Fax: 434-969-1672




Our Location/Facility

The Buckingham County Administration Building is located on US Route 60 approximately 2/10 (two-tenths) of a mile east of the Buckingham County Courthouse.  The Buckingham County Health Department and the Buckingham Department of Social Services are also located in this building. This building houses the following Constitutional officers and county departments: County Administrator, Treasurer, Commissioner of Revenue, animal control, building inspection, zoning, utilities, recreation, solid waste, Planning Commission, and industrial development.


Board of Supervisors

Mr. Harry W. Bryant | District 5 (Chairman)

Mr. Don Matthews | District 3 (Vice Chairman)

Mr. Robert Jones | District 1

Mr. Donnie Bryan | District 2

Mr. T. Jordan Miles | District 4

Mr. Joe Chambers | District 6

Mr. Danny R. Allen | District 7

Get in Touch

(434) 969-4242

13380 West James Anderson Hwy
Buckingham, VA 23921