Virginia's Judicial System

Galax General and Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Combined Courts

27th Judicial District of Virginia

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


Ms Amanda Sawyers Stoneman


Phone: (276) 236-8731
Fax: (276) 236-2754

Clerk's Office Hours

8:30 AM - 4:00 PM


353 North Main Street, Suite 204
Galax, VA 24333-2911

General District Judges

  • Hon. J. D. Bolt, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. Gino W. Williams, Chief Judge
  • Hon. Erin J. DeHart
  • Hon. Randal J. Duncan
  • Hon. Gerald E. Mabe II

Juvenile and Domestic Relations Judges

  • Hon. Bradley G Dalton, Chief Judge
  • Hon. H. Lee Chitwood
  • Hon. Monica D. Cox
  • Hon. Stephanie Murray Shortt
  • Hon. Robert C. Viar Jr.

Court Schedule

   1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th Mon., 12:30 p.m.
   1st & 3rd Mon., 1:30 p.m. (Pro Se litigants)
   1st & 3rd Mon., 2:00 p.m. (Attorney represented cases)
   1st & 3rd Mon., 2:30 p.m. (Unlawful Detainer)
Criminal & Traffic
   1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th Mon.
     8:30 a.m., Traffic & Misdemeanors
     9:30 a.m., Misdemeanors with Attorneys
     1st & 3rd, Mon, 10:00 a.m. (Carroll Co.)
     1st, 2nd, 3rd, &  4th Mon., 10:00 a.m. (Grayson Co.)
Bad Checks
   2nd Mon., 1:30 p.m.

Juvenile & Domestic Relations
   1st, 2nd & 4th Fr., 8:30 a.m.
Custody & Support
   1st, 2nd & 4th Fr., 9:30 a.m.
Juvenile Traffic
   1st & 4th Fri., 1:30 p.m.
   1st & 4th Fri., 2:00 p.m.
   2nd Fri., 12:30 p.m.

Continuance Policy

-First continuance granted upon request in General District Court; subsequent requests must be granted by the Judge. -All continuances in Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court must be submitted in writing and ruled on by the Judge.