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Henrico County is following a plan of reduced operations.

View a list of county government closings and operational changes that will continue to be updated.

General District Court

Henrico County Courts Building

These pages provide you general information on the Henrico County General District Court, and the Virginia Court System. Topics include general information, criminal, traffic, civil and other topics related to the Court.

This website is not a substitute for legal advice. You are encouraged to consult with an attorney regarding law issues.

COVID-19

Effective March 30th and continuing through April 26th, the Henrico General District Court will continue ALL traffic and criminal cases set for trial, along with all other arraignments and motions currently on the docket during that time period, EXCEPT FOR arraignments, bond motions, preliminary hearings and trials for defendants who are currently incarcerated, Protective Order hearings, and hearings related to the impoundment of vehicles.

Preliminary Protective Order requests will be decided based on all of the information provided by the Petitioner in the Affidavit and decisions on impoundments will be decided on the information submitted by the requesting party. Full Protective Orders will be heard in the courtroom and participants will be liberally granted the opportunity to participate by telephone, if arranged at least 24 hours in advance.

ALL civil cases set for returns on Mondays and Fridays and ALL civil trials set during this time period will be continued.

In Order to limit the number of individuals in the Courthouse, we are temporarily not accepting in person the following:

  • Civil filings. You may continue to mail your filings with the fees or drop them in the General District CIVIL cart outside the front door of the courthouse. However, please contact the Civil Division to obtain a court date.
  •  Payments for traffic and criminal cases. You may mail your payments or pay online at www.vacourts.gov
  •  Motions to rehear and appeals
EXCEPTIONS:

  • Petitions for garnishment exemptions-you may request to be heard by telephone with at least 24 hours notice, if you have submitted all documentation needed to rule on your petition.
  • Motions to quash evictions
  • Petitions for Restricted Operators License
Please check the Henrico County and Virginia Supreme Court websites on a regular basis for information regarding the dockets of the Henrico General District Court as there may be frequent changes. Further information on the rescheduling of all continued cases will be provided on those websites as it becomes available.

Thank you for your patience and understanding in this unusual time.

 

General District Court Covid-19 Policy
Covid-19 Policy

Court Contact Information:
Traffic and Criminal    (804) 501-4723
Civil                                (804) 501-4727
Email                              henricogd@vacourts.gov

Court Case Information

If you are looking for information on your court case, that website is by the Commonwealth of Virginia, not by the County of Henrico, and it is at http://www.courts.state.va.us/courts/gd/Henrico/home.html. If you go to that page, look on the right side and choose General District Court Case Information. It will bring you to a page where you have to type in some numbers/letters, then you will see the page where you can search for case information by date, name, etc.

Disclaimer

Please be warned that laws and local rules change all the time. Though best efforts are made to keep this site current, some of the information may be dated. For questions on any aspect of the web site, please contact the Henrico General District Court at (804) 501-4723.

Inclement Weather Policy

In the event of bad weather please listen to WRVA AM 1140 or WWBT Channel 12 for the latest closing information.

Delivery Address
4309 E. Parham Rd.
Henrico, VA 23228

Mailing Address
P. O. Box 90775
Henrico, VA 23273-0775

Phone (Civil)
(804) 501-4727
Phone (Crim/Traf)
(804) 501-4723

Fax (Civil)
(804) 501-4141
Fax (Crim/Traf)
(804) 501-7388

Inclement Weather Policy
In the event of bad weather please listen to WRVA AM 1140 or WWBT Channel 12 for the latest closing information.

 
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