Virginia's Judicial System


Albemarle General District Court

16th Judicial District of Virginia

General District Courts Informational Pamphlet

Clerk


Ms Phyllis L. Stewart
email: PStewart@courts.state.va.us

Phone/Fax


Phone: (434) 972-4007
Fax: (434) 972-4092

Clerk's Office Hours


8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Address


501 E. Jefferson Street, Suite 138
Charlottesville, VA 22902-5110

Judges

  • Hon. Robert H. Downer Jr., Presiding Judge, Chief Judge
  • Hon. William G. Barkley, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. Edward K. Carpenter
  • Hon. Dale B. Durrer

Court Schedule

Civil
   Docket Call, Thurs., 1:00 p.m.
   Contested Civil
   Wed., 10:30 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.
   Fri., 1:00 p.m.
   Small Claims
   3rd Wed., 10:30 a.m.
   Photosafe Hearings
   3rd Tues., 2:00 p.m.
Criminal
   Advisements (Criminal & Traffic)
   Mon. - Fri., 9:00 a.m.
   Wed., 10:00 a.m.
   Misdemeanors
   Tues., 9:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.
   Misdemeanor Bad Checks
   3rd Tues., 1:00 p.m. - Advisements
   3rd Tues., 2:00 p.m. - Trials
   Felony Docket (Criminal & Traffic)
   Thurs., Preliminary Hearings, 9:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.
Traffic
   Mon. & Fri., 9:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.
   Tues. 1:00 p.m. & 2:30 p.m. (except 3rd Tues.)
   1st Wed., 1:00 p.m.
2nd & 4th Fri., 9:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.
   1st Fri., 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m. & 2:00 p.m. - 
   OAR/VASAP
   3rd Fri., 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m. & 2:30 p.m.

Continuance Policy

Traffic first continuance granted by Deputy Clerks; subsequent continuance granted requested from Judge or Clerk; Misdemeanors traffic & criminal continuances requested from Judge or Commonwealth's Attorney.