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
7515 Library Drive
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. John R. Stevens, Chief Judge
  • Hon. David B. Caddell Jr.
  • Hon. John S. Martin
  • Hon. Richard T. McGrath
  • Hon. Robert Eric Reibach
  • Hon. J. Bruce Strickland

Court Schedule

Hanover General District Court will be CLOSED 
December 19th-30th while moving to the new courthouse.

   December 19-22: Clerk's Office Open- NO COURT
   December 23 & 26: HOLIDAY/CLOSED
   December 27-30 Clerk's Office Open- NO COURT
   January 2, 2017: HOLIDAY/CLOSED

   Traffic & Criminal
     Mon.-Fri., 8:15 a.m. (except 5th Fri.)
   Traffic & Criminal
     Tues. - Fri., 8:30 a.m. (except 5th Fri.)
     Tues, Wed., & Fri, 9:00 a.m. (except 5th Fri.)
     Thurs., 9:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.
     Tues, Wed., & Fri., 10:30 a.m. (except 5th Fri.)
     Thurs., 9:30 a.m. & 11:30 a.m.

   First Return Date (General)
     Mon., 9:00 a.m.
     Mon., 8:30 a.m.
   Civil Contested Trials (General)
     Mon, 10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m.
   Small Claims Only
     1st, 2nd, & 4th Mon., 2:30 p.m. (call for available dates)

   Citizen Warrants: Tues., 1:30 p.m.
   VASAP Violations: 1st, 2nd & 3rd Wed., 1:30 p.m.
   CCP Violations: 3rd, 4th & 5th Wed., 1:30 p.m.
   Animal Control: 1st & 3rd Thurs., 1:30 p.m.
   Game/Forestry/Fire/Zoning/Building Code Violations:
     2nd & 4th Thurs., 1:30 p.m.
   Signs on Highway & Rider Safety Violations: 4th Mon., 8:30 a.m.

Continuance Policy

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