Virginia's Judicial System

Gloucester General District Court

9th Judicial District of Virginia

General District Courts Informational Pamphlet


Ms Amy S. Pierce


Phone: (804) 693-4860
Fax: (804) 693-6669

Clerk's Office Hours

8:00 AM - 4:30 PM


P. O. Box 873
7400 Justice Drive, Room 102
Gloucester, VA 23061-0873


  • Hon. Stephanie E. Merritt, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. Stephen Ashton Hudgins, Chief Judge
  • Hon. Colleen K. Killilea

Court Schedule

Wednesdays (Except 4th):
   8:15 a.m., Counsel Determination with Clerk
   8:30 a.m., Arraignments
   9:30 a.m., Gloucester Sheriff's Office
   10:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m., & 11:00 a.m., Virginia State Police
   1:30 p.m., Animal, Zoning, VMRC, Game & Forestry (2nd)
   9:30 a.m., PreASAP and LP&PS Violations
   1:30 p.m., Driving under suspension
   2:30 p.m., Small Claims (4th)
     Suspension of  operator's license
Fridays (2nd & 4th):
   9:00 a.m., Uncontested Civil
   10:30 a.m., Contested Civil

Continuance Policy

First continuance may be granted by Clerk (Traffic only); Criminal continuances by Commonwealth's Attorney or Judge.