Virginia's Judicial System


Martinsville General District Court

21st Judicial District of Virginia

General District Courts Informational Pamphlet

Clerk


Ms Judy L. Dyer
email: JDyer@courts.state.va.us

Phone/Fax


Phone: (276) 403-5125
Fax: (276) 403-5114

Clerk's Office Hours


9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Address


Municipal Building
55 West Church Street
P. O. Box 1402
Martinsville, VA 24114-1402

Judges

  • Hon. Edwin A. Gendron Jr., Presiding Judge, Chief Judge

Court Schedule

Arraignments
Criminal: Mon., Tues. & Thurs., 8:30 a.m.
Traffic: Mon., Tues. & Thurs., 8:30 a.m.
Trials
Criminal: Mon., Tues. & Thurs., 9:00 a.m. (segmented docket)
Traffic: Mon., Tues. & Thurs., 9:00 a.m. (segmented docket)
Preliminary Hearings
Mon., Tues. & Thurs., 9:00 a.m. (segmented docket)
Civil
Small Claims: Tues., 12:45 p.m.
Unlawful Detainer: Tues., 2:15 p.m.
Contested Civil Trials: Tuesday (segmented docket)
Uncontested Civil First Return: Tues., 1:30 p.m.

Continuance Policy

First continuance granted by Clerk; subsequent continuances granted by Judge. Civil continuances by agreement between litigants. If cannot agree, Judge will hold hearing to determine if continuance granted.