Virginia's Judicial System


Harrisonburg/Rockingham General District Court

26th Judicial District of Virginia

General District Courts Informational Pamphlet

Clerk


Ms Teresa Lynn Brown
email: tbrown@courts.state.va.us

Phone/Fax


Phone: (540) 564-3130
Civil # 540-564-3135 or 540-564-3138
Traffic & Criminal Division: (540) 564-3130
Fax: (540) 564-3096

Clerk's Office Hours


8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Address


53 Court Square
Room 132
Harrisonburg, VA 22801

Judges

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

Court Schedule

CIVIL DIVISION
Tuesdays
   8:30 am - Garnishments
   9:00 am - Attorneys
   10:00 am - 1st Returns-Individuals/Buisnesses
Wednesdays
   1:00 pm - 1st Returns/Individuals
Trials:
   1st, 3rd & 5th Mondays
   2nd & 4th Monday mornings
   1st, 3rd & 5th Fridays

TRAFFIC & CRIMINAL DIVISION:
   Arraignments/Advisements
     Mon., 9:00 am
   ASAP Violations
     Mon., 1:00 pm
   Preliminary Hearings
     1st, 3rd & 5th Tues., 9:00 am All Task Forces 2nd & 4th Tues., 
        9:00 am Invesitgators
Traffic & Criminal
   Bad Checks
     Tues., 2:00 pm
   Private Complaints
     1st appearances: Tues., 2:00 pm
     Trials: Mon., 1:00 pm, Tues., 2:00 pm
   Harrisonburg City
     Tues., 1:00 pm
     Wed., 9:00 am & 1:00 pm
     4th Fri., 1:30 pm
   State Police
     Wed. & Thurs., 9:00 am
   JMU
     Thurs., 9:00 am & 1:00 pm
Towns/Localities
   Bridgewater
     2nd & 4th Fri., 10:00 am
   Broadway
     2nd & 4th Fri., 9:00 am
   Dayton
     4th Fri., 1:00 p.m.
   Elkton
     4th Fri., 10:30 am
   Grottoes
     2nd & 4th Fri., 9:30 am
   Massanutten
     Thurs., 1:00 pm
   Rockingham
     Wed., 9:00 am, Thurs., 9:00 am & 1:00 pm
   Timberville
     2nd & 4th Fri., 9:00 am & 1:00 pm

Continuance Policy

Civil: By Judge only. Traffic & Criminal: First continuance granted by Clerk; subsequently granted by Judge.