Virginia's Judicial System

Scott Circuit Court

30th Judicial Circuit of Virginia

Circuit Courts Informational Pamphlet


Hon. Mark A. (Bo) Taylor


Phone: (276) 386-3801
Fax: (276) 386-2430

Clerk's Office Hours

8:30 AM - 5:00 PM


202 West Jackson Street, Suite 102
Gate City, VA 24251-3012


  • Hon. John C. Kilgore, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. Chadwick S. Dotson, Chief Judge
  • Hon. Jeffrey Hamilton
  • Hon. Tammy S. McElyea

Terms of Court and General Information

  • Terms begin, 1st Monday, Feb., May, Aug., Nov.
  • Grand Juries, 1st day of Term.
  • Criminal cases set on Term Day, cases set by agreement of counsel and consent of court between docket calls.
  • Civil cases set by praecipe filed with court.
  • Court convenes 9:00 a.m.