Virginia's Judicial System

Hanover General District Court

15th Judicial District of Virginia

General District Courts Informational Pamphlet


Ms Cheryl Lynn DeVaughn


Phone: (804) 365-6191
Civil: (804) 365-6457
Fax: Traffic/Criminal: (804) 365-6290
Fax: Civil: (804) 365-6436

Clerk's Office Hours

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM


P. O. Box 176
District Courts Building
7530 County Complex Rd 1st Floor
Hanover, VA 23069-0176

In order to maintain order and to uphold the security, dignity and decorum of the court, the following dress code is applicable to all persons entering the courtroom of the Hanover General District Court.

Clothing shall be neat and clean without rips and tears. Shirts shall completely cover stomach area to belt line. The following shall NOT be worn in the courtroom: No exposed underwear, tube tops, halter necks, cut-off jeans or slacks, short shorts, shirts without sleeves (men), sunglasses, spaghetti straps, head gear of any kind (except items worn for religious or medical reasons).

The following are prohibited: pagers, video cameras, cellular telephones, voice recorders of any kind, reading of newspapers, magazines & books. Law Enforcement and officers of the court may keep pagers, cellular telephone and voice recorders on vibrate only.

Any deviation from this policy must first be approved on a case-by-case basis by the Judge.

Payments taken Mon-Fri 8 AM to 3:45 PM

Payment Plans are done Mon-Fri 8 AM to 3:30 PM


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

Court Schedule

   8:15 a.m. - Arraignments
   8:30 a.m.-  Civil Garnishments
   9:00 a.m. - Civil First Returns
   1:30 p.m./ 2:30 p.m. - Civil Trials
   1st, 2nd, 4th Mondays: 1:30 p.m. - Civil Small Claims
   4th Mondays: 8:30 a.m. - Rider Safety Violations

   8:15 a.m. - Arraignments
   8:30 a.m. - Motions
   9:00 a.m. - Criminal Trials
   3rd, 4th, 5th Tuesdays: 9:00 a.m. - Civil First Returns
   10:30 a.m. - Traffic Violations
   1:30 p.m. - Criminal Trials
   3rd, 4th & 5th Tuesdays: 1:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m. - Civil Trials

   8:15 a.m. - Arraignments
   8:30 a.m. - Motions
   9:00 a.m. - Criminal Trials
   10:30 a.m. - Traffic Violations
   1st, 2nd, 3rd Wednesdays: 1:30 p.m. - ASAP Violations
   3rd, 4th, 5th Wednesdays 1:30 p.m. - CCP Violations

   8:15 a.m. - Arraignments
   8:30 a.m. - Motions
   9:00 a.m. / 11:00 a.m. - Criminal Trials
   9:30 a.m. / 11:30 a.m. - Traffic Violations
   1st & 3rd Thursdays: 1:30 p.m. - Animal Control Violations
   2nd & 4th Thursdays: 1:30 p.m. - 
   Game/Forestry/Zoning/Fire/Building Violations

   8:15 a.m. - Arraignments
   8:30 a.m. - Motions
   9:00 a.m. - Criminal Trials
   10:30 a.m. - Traffic Violations

Continuance Policy

Continuance policy can be found on the Hanover Court Home page Website in document or on file in the clerk's office.