Virginia's Judicial System

Alleghany Circuit Court

25th Judicial Circuit of Virginia

Circuit Courts Informational Pamphlet


Hon. Debra N. Byer


Phone: (540) 965-1730
Phone: (540) 965-1738 Judges' Chambers
Fax: (540) 965-1732
Fax: (540) 965-1737 (Judges' Chambers)

Clerk's Office Hours

8:30 AM - 5:00 PM


P. O. Box 670
266 West Main Street
Covington, VA 24426-0670


  • Hon. Charles L. Ricketts III, Chief Judge
  • Hon. Joel R. Branscom
  • Hon. Anita D. Filson
  • Hon. W. Chapman Goodwin
  • Hon. Victor V. Ludwig

Terms of Court and General Information

  • Terms begin, 2nd Monday, Jan., Apr., July, and 1st Tuesday after 2nd Monday in October.
  • Grand Juries, 1st day of Term.
  • Cases set on Term Day, cases also set between docket calls by agreement of counsel.
  • Court convenes 9:30 a.m.
  • Commissioners in Chancery are utilized in general chancery causes when needed.