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Juvenile/Domestic Relations Court

Welcome to the website for the Henrico Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court for the County of Henrico, Virginia.

This web site is designed to give you general information on the Henrico Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court, and the Virginia Court System. Topics include general information, custody and visitation, child support, criminal, domestic violence 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. Please refer to the section titled "finding an attorney" on the web site that may be able to assist you.


Court Docket

The Court will entertain Motions for Remote Hearings from Pro Se litigants via 1). Telephone and 2). Web Ex. A remote hearing will only occur if the appropriate motion has been timely filed and granted by the presiding judge.

Motion for Remote Hearing

If a remote hearing is granted, any exhibits to be submitted to the Court shall be sent at least 3 business days prior to the scheduled hearing. The Exhibits may be submitted to the Court via 1). dropbox at the entrance of the courthouse 2). Fax (804) 501-4756 or 3). email JDRExhibits@henrico.us. Please ensure that you have provided the opposing counsel/party with the exhibits as well. Please ensure that you are also abiding by any pre-trial scheduling order entered by the Court.

Entry into the Building

Upon entry all persons will continue to be asked questions to determine possible exposure to COVID-19 and will continue to submit to the taking of their body temperature. Those persons whose answers and temperature raise red flags of possible exposure will not be allowed to enter the building.

Other than a child who has a delinquency or CHINS hearing before the Court, we strongly discourage parents from bringing children to Court. Parents are not to bring children for custody cases unless a Judge has approved prior to the hearing.

In compliance with the Governor’s Order, please follow the CDC face mask guidelines for in-person visits. Failure to do so may result in not being allowed in the Courthouse. If an individual has been vaccinated, they will not be required to wear a mask. If a person has not been vaccinated or chooses not to answer, then that individual will wear a mask at all times while in the courthouse.

Anyone not abiding by the rules and requirements of the Court or anyone exhibiting contemptuous behavior while checking in to the Courthouse will be required to exit the building.

All electronic devices and weapons are prohibited in any Henrico County Court Building


Please be warned that court forms, 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 Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court at (804) 501 4688.

Filing Fees

There is a $25 filing fee per petition for custody and visitation matters. Waiver of the fees may be requested when filing petitions through the Court Service Unit.


Decisions regarding court closings and delays are made by the Chief Judge of the Henrico Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court after contacting the Chief Judge of the Henrico Circuit Court. Once a decision has been made, Henrico Circuit Court notifies all local tv networks(6, 8, or 12).Read more about COURT CLOSINGS AND DELAYS

Dress Code

The dress code at this facility is strictly enforced. Please review the Dress Code page.

Child Care

The parent/guardian should make every effort to leave the child at home under adult supervision unless the court directs you to bring your child to court. Child care is not available at the court.

Mediation Services

Mediation is offered through the Court. You may contact the court for further details.


The Henrico Magistrate’s Office phone number is (804) 501-5285.

Delivery Address
4201 East Parham Road
Henrico, VA 23228

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

(804) 501-4688



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