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

Based on the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and, in accordance, with the Order of Virginia Supreme Court, there is no longer a requirement to wear a facial covering or socially distance in the courthouse, if you are fully vaccinated. As a result of this guidance, we transitioned back to normal operations on Tuesday, June 1, 2021. Our office hours are Monday thru Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The court’s schedule is being updated as follows:

Traffic and Criminal Cases

  • Felony and criminal misdemeanor cases, which includes DUl’s, will be heard at 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday through Thursday.
  • Traffic cases will be heard at 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Tuesday through Thursday. Traffic safety dockets will be heard at 11:00 a.m. on 1st, 2nd, and 4th Mondays.
  • The DUID/Prostitution dockets will be heard at 11:00 a.m. on the 3rd Monday of each month. If the 3rd Monday is a holiday, the cases will be heard on the 4th Monday.
  • Defendants are advised that it is your obligation to notify the Clerk’s Office immediately if the address on your warrant or traffic summons is incorrect. Failure to notify the Clerk’s Office of a change of address or to check the Supreme Court website to verify your new court date may result in your being tried in your absence.
  • Bonded and jail arraignments; and bond motions will be heard Monday through Friday at 8:30 a.m.
  • Protective order hearings will be scheduled at 1:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday; and at 11:00 a.m. on Friday.
  • Petitions for restricted operator’s licenses will be accepted Monday through Friday during normal office hours and will be available the next business day.

Civil Cases

  • First return dockets and motions will be heard at 10:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. on Mondays; and 10:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. on Fridays.
  • Attorneys and pro se plaintiffs must receive approval of first return dates and times before submitting filings to the clerk’s office. Failure to obtain approval in advance could result in filings being returned, resulting in a later first return date.

Additional Information

Please arrive at the courthouse early enough to allow time to complete the Sheriff's screening process, currently consisting of the questions shown below and a noninvasive temperature check, so that you will be in the courtroom at the time the docket is scheduled to begin.

PLEASE DO NOT come to the courthouse IF within the previous 14 days you have:

  • Traveled internationally
  • Been directed to quarantine, isolate, or self-monitor
  • Been diagnosed with, or have had contact with anyone who has been diagnosed with, Covid-19
  • Experienced a fever, cough, or shortness of breath
  • Resided with or been in close contact with any person in the above-mentioned categories

Please contact the Clerk’s Office by telephone or email for instructions if you are unable to come to the courthouse or are denied access to the courthouse for any of these reasons.

Court Contact Information

Traffic and Criminal
Phone: (804) 501-4723
Fax: (804) 501-7388

Civil
Phone: (804) 501-4727
Fax: (804) 501-4141
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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