Office of the Magistrate


4313 East Parham Road
Henrico, VA 23228


(804) 501-5285

Mailing Address

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


Open 7 days a week, 24 hours daily, 365 days a year.


In many instances, a citizen’s first contact with Virginia’s Judicial System is with a magistrate. A principal function of a magistrate is to provide an independent, unbiased review of complaints of criminal conduct brought by law enforcement or the general public. Magistrate duties include issuing various types of processes such as arrest warrants, summonses, search warrants, emergency protective orders, emergency custody orders, and certain civil warrants. Magistrates also conduct bail hearings in instances in which an individual is arrested to determine under what conditions the arrestee should be released from custody prior to trial. Magistrates provide services on an around-the-clock basis, conducting hearings in person or through the use of videoconferencing systems.

Helpful Links


  • There is ample surface parking as well as a parking deck located near the Administration and Courts buildings.
  • Café 1611 is the onsite cafeteria featuring daily specials, located in the Administration Building.
  • There is a walking trail that connects the Western Government Center to the Henrico County Training Center located at 7701 East Parham Road that is used frequently by employees and residents.
  • A dedicated Police Memorial is located in the plaza by Lake Hening.


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