Virginia's Judicial System

Clarke General District Court

26th Judicial District of Virginia

General District Courts Informational Pamphlet


Ms Julie Grace Aemmer


Phone: (540) 955-5128
Fax: (540) 955-1195

Clerk's Office Hours

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM


104 North Church Street
Berryville, VA 22611-0612


  • Hon. Ian R. D. Williams, Chief Judge
  • Hon. William W. Eldridge IV
  • Hon. John Stanley Hart Jr.
  • Hon. W. Dale Houff
  • Hon. Amy B. Tisinger

Court Schedule

Bond Arraignments (video)
Wed. & Thurs., 8:30 a.m.
Virginia State Police Returns
1st Wed., 10:00 a.m.
2nd Wed., 9:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., and 2:00 p.m.
Town of Berryville Police Dept.
3rd Wed., 8:30 a.m.
Show Cause for non-compliance: ASAP, Probation
3rd Wed., 8:30 a.m.
Game Wardens, Animal Control Officers, DMV Agents
1st & 3rd Thurs., 9:00 a.m.
County Enforcement Officers
1st Thurs., 2:00 p.m.
Citizen Complaints
1st Wed., 11:00 a.m.
Clarke County Sheriff's Department
1st Wed., 9:00 a.m.
1st Thurs., 9:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.
3rd Wed., 9:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.
Civil Court Docket
1st Wed., 2:00 p.m.
4th Thurs., 9:00 a.m.
Small Claims: Returns & Trials
4th Thurs., 2:00 p.m. (odd months)

Continuance Policy

Continuances granted at discretion and upon review of judge.