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/Traffic: Fri., 8:30 a.m.

Trials
Criminal/Traffic: Fri., 9:00 a.m.

Preliminary Hearings
Fri., 9:00 a.m.
Civil (1st, 3rd & 4th Wed.)
Hospital: 1:30 p.m.
Uncontested Civil First Return: 2:00 p.m.
Unlawful Detainer/Detinue: 2:30 p.m.
Small Claims: 4:00 p.m.
Contested Civil Trials: 2nd Wed., 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.