Virginia's Judicial System

Mathews General District Court

9th Judicial District of Virginia

General District Courts Informational Pamphlet


Ms Dorothy Gail Fulcher


Phone: (804) 758-4312
Fax: (804) 758-4343

Clerk's Office Hours

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM


73 Bowden Street
P. O. Box 169
Saluda, VA 23149

Mathews Courthouse Location: 10622 Buckley Hall Road, Liberty Square, Mathews, VA 23109

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 169, Saluda, VA 23149


  • Hon. Stephanie E. Merritt, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. Stephen Ashton Hudgins, Chief Judge
  • Hon. Colleen K. Killilea

Court Schedule

   2nd & 4th Mon., 9:30 a.m., Virginia State Police
   2nd & 4th Mon., 10:00 a.m., Sheriff's
   2nd & 4th Mon., 10:00 a.m., VMRC, Game Warden, Animal Control
   2nd & 4th Mon., 1:00 p.m., Trials, Preliminary hearings
   2nd & 4th Mon., 1:00 p.m., First appearance
   Small Claims
   2nd & 4th Mon., 2:00 p.m.
   1st Fri., odd months
   *Contested civil trials set by court
Counsel Determinations
   8:30 a.m.

Continuance Policy

First continuance in traffic granted by Clerk; subsequent and other granted by Judge only.