Virginia's Judicial System

Galax General and Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Combined Courts

27th Judicial District of Virginia

General District Courts Informational Pamphlet
Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Courts Informational Pamphlet


Ms Amanda Sawyers Stoneman


Phone: (276) 236-8731
Fax: (276) 236-2754

Clerk's Office Hours

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM


353 North Main Street, Suite 204
Galax, VA 24333-2911

General District Judges

  • Hon. Gerald E. Mabe II, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. Gino W. Williams, Chief Judge
  • Hon. J. D. Bolt
  • Hon. Erin J. DeHart
  • Hon. Randal J. Duncan

Juvenile and Domestic Relations Judges

  • Hon. Bradley G Dalton, Chief Judge
  • Hon. H. Lee Chitwood
  • Hon. Monica D. Cox
  • Hon. Stephanie Murray Shortt
  • Hon. Robert C. Viar Jr.

Court Schedule

General District Court

   1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th Wednesdays, 12:30 p.m.

   1st and 3rd Wednesdays, 1:30 p.m.

Criminal & Traffic
   1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th Wednesdays
     8:30 a.m., Traffic & Misdemeanors
     9:30 a.m., Misdemeanors with Attorneys
     1st & 3rd, Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. (Carroll Co.)
     1st, 2nd, 3rd, &  4th Wednesday., 10:00 a.m. (Grayson Co.)
   Bad Checks
   2nd Wednesday., 1:30 p.m.

Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court
   Juvenile Traffic/Delinquency: 1st, 2nd and 4th Friday at 1:30 
   Adult Criminal: 1st, 2nd and 4th Friday at 2 p.m.
   Carroll County Felonies: 4th Friday at 2 p.m.
   DCSE: Every Other 2nd Friday, 12:30 p.m.

Continuance Policy

-First continuance granted upon request in General District Court; subsequent requests must be granted by the Judge. -All continuances in Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court must be submitted in writing and ruled on by the Judge.