Virginia's Judicial System


Fredericksburg General District Court

15th Judicial District of Virginia

General District Courts Informational Pamphlet

Clerk


Mr Royal P. Schmidt Jr.

Phone/Fax


Civil: (540) 372-1044
Crim/Traf: (540) 372-1043
Fax: Civil: (540) 370-1729
Fax: Crim/Traf: (540) 372-1228

Clerk's Office Hours


8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Address


P. O. Box 180
701 Princess Anne Street, 2nd Floor
Fredericksburg, VA 22404-0180

Judges

  • Hon. John R. Stevens, Presiding Judge, Chief Judge
  • Hon. David B. Caddell Jr.
  • Hon. Hugh S. Campbell
  • Hon. John S. Martin
  • Hon. Richard T. McGrath
  • Hon. Robert Eric Reibach
  • Hon. J. Bruce Strickland

Court Schedule

Arraignments & Bond Hearings
   Tues. & Thurs., 8:30 a.m.
Criminal & Traffic Misdemeanors
   Tues. & Thurs., 9:30 a.m.
Shoplifting Cases
   1st Tues., 9:30 a.m.
Preliminary Hearings
   Tues. & Thurs., 10:30 a.m.
Traffic Infractions
   1st, 3rd, & 4th Fri., 9:00 a.m.
Civil
1st & 3rd Mon.
   8:30 a.m., Attorney cases & regular filing plaintiffs
   9:30 a.m., Special plaintiff warrant returns
   10:00 a.m., Special plaintiff warrant returns (3rd Mondays only)
   10:30 a.m., Special plaintiff warrant returns
Small Claims Court
   1st Monday, 1:00 p.m.
   2nd & 4th Mon.
   8:30 a.m., Unlawful detainers
   9:30 a.m., Special plaintiff interrogatories
2nd Fri.
   9:30 a.m., Mary Washington Hospital cases only
   10:30 a.m., Mary Washington Hospital trials only
Trials
   1st Mon., 1:30 p.m.
   2nd Mon., 10:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.
   3rd Mon., 1:00 p.m.
   4th Mon., 10:00 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.



Continuance Policy

First continuance granted by Clerk subsequent continuances granted by Judge on motion.