P.O. Box 86
Office Hours 8:30 a.m.
Clerk, Joyce S. Mitchell
The General District Court decides civil suits involving amounts of money up to $25,000, traffic cases, and misdemeanor criminal cases. A misdemeanor is any charge, which carries a penalty of no more than one year in jail or a fine of up to $2,500, or both. The General District Court also holds preliminary hearings in felony cases. Any charge, which may be punishable by more than one year in jail, is called a felony.
General District Court forms and instructions are available online at Forms Online.
General District Court is held in the courtroom in the Courts and Administration Building at King & Queen Courthouse located at 242 Allen’s Circle. Court is held on the first and third Fridays and the second Thursday of each month. Arraignments are scheduled at 9:00 a.m., criminal trials at 11:00 a.m. and civil cases at 1:30 p.m.
For more information on the date and time of your court appearance visit the Virginias Judicial Systems website.