Virginia's Judicial System


Hanover General District Court

15th Judicial District of Virginia

General District Courts Informational Pamphlet

Clerk


Ms Cheryl Lynn DeVaughn

Phone/Fax


Traffic/Criminal:
Phone: (804) 365-6191
Civil: (804) 365-6457
Fax: Traffic/Criminal: (804) 365-6290
Fax: Civil: (804) 365-6436

Clerk's Office Hours


8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Payments taken Mon-Fri 8 AM to 3:45 PM
Civil Filings are taken Mon-Fri 8AM to 3:30 PM
Payment Plans & new civil filings: M-F 8AM-3:30PM

Address


P. O. Box 176
District Courts Building
7530 County Complex Rd 1st Floor
Hanover, VA 23069-0176

Effective September 9, 2019, all new filings (except Unlawful Detainers and Garnishments) for Hanover General District Court must have a return date of 50-60 days from the day the filing is sent to the Court.

Judges

  • Hon. Hugh S. Campbell, Presiding Judge, Chief Judge
  • Hon. David B. Caddell Jr.
  • Hon. John S. Martin
  • Hon. Richard T. McGrath
  • Hon. Angela M. O'Connor
  • Hon. Robert Eric Reibach
  • Hon. James Bruce Strickland

Court Schedule

Mondays
   8:15 a.m. - Arraignments
   8:30 a.m.-  Civil Garnishments (Courtroom 2)
   9:00 a.m. - Civil First Returns
   10:30 a.m.,1:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m. - Civil Trials
   2nd and 4th Mondays: 10:30 a.m. - Civil Small Claims
   4th Mondays: 8:30 a.m. - Rider Safety Violations

Tuesdays
   8:15 a.m. - Arraignments
   8:30 a.m. - Traffic/Criminal Motions
   9:00 a.m. - Criminal Trials
   3rd, 4th, 5th Tuesdays
   8:30 a.m. - Civil First Returns
   10:30 a.m. - Traffic Violations
   1:30 p.m. - Criminal Trials: courtroom 1
   1:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m. - Civil Trials: courtroom 2

Wednesdays
   8:15 a.m. - Arraignments
   8:30 a.m. - Traffic/Criminal Motions
   9:00 a.m. - Criminal Trials
   10:30 a.m. - Traffic Violations
   1st, 2nd, 3rd Wednesdays: 1:30 p.m. - ASAP Violations
   3rd, 4th, 5th Wednesdays: 1:30 p.m. - CCP Violations
   4th Wednesday: 1:30 p.m. - Environmental Violations

Thursdays
   8:15 a.m. - Arraignments
   8:30 a.m. - Traffic/Criminal Motions
   9:00 a.m. / 11:00 a.m. - Criminal Trials
   9:30 a.m. / 11:30 a.m. - Traffic Violations
   1st & 3rd Thursdays: 1:30 p.m. - Animal Control Violations
   2nd & 4th Thursdays: 1:30 p.m. - 
   Game/Forestry/Zoning/Fire/Building Violations

Fridays
   8:15 a.m. - Arraignments
   8:30 a.m. - Traffic/Criminal Motions
   9:00 a.m. - Criminal Trials
   10:30 a.m. - Traffic Violations

Please call the Clerk's office to schedule motions for a civil 
case.

Continuance Policy

Civil cases can only be continued in writing by agreement of all parties. Continuance policy can be found on the Hanover Court Home page Website in document http://www.courts.state.va.us/courts/gd/Hanover/continuancepdf.pdf or on file in the clerk's office.