Virginia's Judicial System


Roanoke City General District Court

23rd Judicial District of Virginia

General District Courts Informational Pamphlet

Clerk


Mr Rick S. Kahl
email: RKahl@courts.state.va.us

Phone/Fax


Traffic: (540) 853-2767
Criminal: (540) 853-2361
Civil: (540) 853-2364
Judges' Chambers & Clerk: (540) 853-2511
Fax: Traffic Fax: (540) 853-2487
Fax: Civil Fax: (540) 853-5826

Clerk's Office Hours


8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Address


315 W. Church Ave. S.W.
2nd Floor
Roanoke, VA 24016-5007

**Cell phones are prohibited in the courthouse by the public.**

**Note: Effective September 1, 2014, court costs for Roanoke City General District Court will increase to $71 for criminal and traffic cases only.**

Judges

  • Hon. Francis W. Burkart III, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. J. Christopher Clemens, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. Jacqueline F. Ward Talevi, Chief Judge
  • Hon. Vincent A. Lilley

Court Schedule

Criminal
   Mon. - Fri., 8:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m., Arraignments
   Mon. - Fri., 9:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., & 11:00 a.m., Regular 
   Dockets
   1st Mon., 2:00 p.m., Bond forfeiture
   1st Tues., 2:00 p.m., Animal docket
   1st Thurs., 2:00 p.m., Zoning
   2nd & 4th Thurs., 2:00 p.m., Therapeutic docket
Traffic
   Mon. - Fri., 9:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 10:00 a.m., & 11:00 a.m., 
   Regular Dockets
   3rd Tues., 2:00 p.m., VASAP revocations

Civil
   Tues. & Fri.
   9:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m. & 10:00 a.m., Regular Dockets
   10:00 a.m., 1st & 2nd, Tues., 1st - 5th Fri., Small Claims
   11:00 a.m., 1st - 4th Tues, 1st - 5th Fri., Motion to Rehear
   1:30 p.m., Wed., Garnishments
   2:00 p.m., Wed., Notice of & Show Cause Hearings
   2:00 p.m., Thurs., Preset Regular Cases
   2:00 p.m. & 2:30 p.m., Mon - Fri., Preset Contested Cases

Continuance Policy

Continuances granted by Judge on motion or by written request prior to court date.