Virginia's Judicial System

Fluvanna Circuit Court

16th Judicial Circuit of Virginia

Circuit Courts Informational Pamphlet


Hon. Bouson E. Peterson Jr.


Phone: (434) 591-1970
Fax: (434) 591-1971

Clerk's Office Hours

8:00 AM - 4:30 PM


72 Main Street
P. O. Box 550
Palmyra, VA 22963


  • Hon. Susan L. Whitlock, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. Timothy K. Sanner, Chief Judge
  • Hon. Daniel R. Bouton
  • Hon. Cheryl V. Higgins
  • Hon. Richard E. Moore

Terms of Court and General Information

  • Terms begin, 4th Monday, Feb., April, June, Aug., Oct.; 3rd Tues. in Dec.
  • Grand Juries, 1st day of Term.
  • Criminal cases set on Term Date; civil cases set through Judge's Administrative Assistant, Leola Morse, 434-591-1970.
  • Court convenes 9:30 a.m., except at 10:00 a.m. on Term Days.
  • Commissioners in Chancery are utilized in some contested chancery cases.