Virginia's Judicial System

Mathews General District Court

9th Judicial District of Virginia

General District Courts Informational Pamphlet


Ms Dorothy Gail Fulcher


Phone: (804) 758-4312
Fax: (804) 758-4343

Clerk's Office Hours

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM


73 Bowden Street
P. O. Box 169
Saluda, VA 23149

Mathews Courthouse Location: 10622 Buckley Hall Road, Liberty Square, Mathews, VA 23109

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 169, Saluda, VA 23149


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

Court Schedule

2nd & 4th Mondays
8:15 a.m., Counsel determination with Clerk
8:30 a.m., Arraignments
9:30 a.m., Virginia State Police
10:00 a.m., Mathews Sheriff's office, VMRC, Game Warden, Animal 
Control, Zoning
1:00 p.m., Trials, preliminary hearings

1:00 p.m., 2nd & 4th Monday, First Appearance
2:00 p.m., 2nd & 4th Monday, Small Claims
**Contested civil trials set by the court, 1st Friday of odd 

Continuance Policy

First continuance in traffic granted by Clerk; subsequent and other granted by Judge only.