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.**

**All persons entering any courtroom must dress and act in a respectful manner. Attire should be clean and neat. No halter tops, tank tops, hats, headbands, exposed underwear, flip flops and sunglasses. No clothing with rude, obscene or vulgar wording or pictures.**

Judges

  • Hon. Francis W. Burkart III, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. Jacqueline F. Ward Talevi, Chief Judge
  • Hon. Vincent A. Lilley
  • Hon. Thomas W. Roe Jr.

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.