Virginia's Judicial System

Richmond-Civil General District Court

13th Judicial District of Virginia

General District Courts Informational Pamphlet


Ms Sandra Cox Blount


Phone: (804) 646-6461
Fax: (804) 646-8758

Clerk's Office Hours

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM


John Marshall Courts Building
400 N. 9th Street
Room 203
Richmond, VA 23219


  • Hon. Barbara J. Gaden, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. David Eugene Cheek Sr., Chief Judge
  • Hon. Lawrence B. Cann
  • Hon. David M. Hicks
  • Hon. Birdie Hairston Jamison
  • Hon. Tracy W. J. Thorne-Begland

Court Schedule

   Garnishment & Motion Docket
   Mon. - Fri., 9:00 a.m.
   General Docket
   Mon. - Fri., 10:00 a.m.
   Contested Cases*
   Mon. - Fri., 9:00 a.m. & 9:15 a.m.,
     11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.

   Small Claims
   Tues., 11:00 a.m.
   Mon. - Fri., 11:00 a.m. (up to 75 by request)
   Mon. - Fri., 10:00 a.m. (individual/limited number)
*Other Times Available on an as Needed Basis to Accommodate
   the Needs of the Parties

Continuance Policy

Continuances granted for good cause.

Three Divisions

Richmond General District Court has three Divisions:

Richmond also has a General District Court at the Manchester location.