Virginia's Judicial System


Buchanan General and Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Combined Courts

29th Judicial District of Virginia

General District Courts Informational Pamphlet
Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Courts Informational Pamphlet

Clerk


Ms Janice Ann Rife
email: jrife@courts.state.va.us

Phone/Fax


Phone: (276) 935-6526
Fax: (276) 935-5479

Clerk's Office Hours


8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Address


P. O. Box 654
1012 Walnut Street, Suite 328
Grundy, VA 24614-0654

General District Judges

  • Hon. Richard C. Patterson, Chief Judge
  • Hon. Henry A. Barringer

Juvenile and Domestic Relations Judges

  • Hon. Michael J. Bush, Chief Judge

Court Schedule

Civil
   1:00 p.m., 2nd & 4th Mon.
Traffic (State Police)
   8:30 a.m., Mon.,  Arraignments
   9:00 a.m. & 10:00 a.m., Mon.
Misdemeanors & Felonies (State Police)
   11:00 a.m., Mon., Preliminary Hearings
   1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., & 3:00 p.m., Mon., Contested Hearings
Traffic
   Town of Grundy PD Cases, 3rd & 4th Thurs.
   Sheriff's Dept. Cases, 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th Thurs.
   8:30 a.m., Arraignments
   9:00 a.m., Misdemeanors
   11:00 a.m., Felony, Preliminary Hearings
   1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., & 3:00 p.m., Contested Cases
   Bad Check Cases
   10:30 a.m., 2nd Thurs.

Juvenile & Domestic Relations - Tues.
   8:30 a.m., Arraignments
   9:00 a.m., Law Enforcement Officer Traffic
   9:30 a.m., Support & Custody
   11:00 a.m., Capias & Show Cause
   1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., Dept. of Social Services
   Bureau of Support Enforcement - 2nd Wed.
   8:30 a.m., Arraignments
   9:30 a.m., Initial Support Cases
   10:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m., Show Cause/Capias
   1:00 p.m. & 2:00 p.m., Contested Cases
   1:00 p.m., Truancy
   2nd Friday
   Civil Cases

Continuance Policy

First continuance granted by Clerk, subsequent by Judge on motion.