Virginia's Judicial System

New Kent General District Court

9th Judicial District of Virginia

General District Courts Informational Pamphlet


Ms Jeanne Bennett Allen


Phone: (804) 966-9530
Phone: (804) 966-9534
Fax: (804) 966-9535

Clerk's Office Hours

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM


P. O. Box 127
12001 Courthouse Circle
New Kent, VA 23124-0127


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

Court Schedule

   8:15 a.m., Arraignments
   9:00 a.m., Motions/Civil Docket (1st calling) Contact court 
   prior to filing for available dates.
   9:15 a.m., Sheriff
   9:30 a.m., State Police
   10:00 a.m., State Police
   10:30 a.m., State Police
   11:00 a.m., State Police
   1:30 p.m., Criminal Cases
   (Animal Control, Game, Marine, County
     Violations, Zoning, etc.--1st Tues. each
   1:00 p.m., Reviews
   (ASAP, CCC, Mental Health, Driving School)

3rd Fri., even months
   9:00 a.m., Contested Civil
4th Wednesday of each month
   8:30 a.m., Prisoner arraignments only
   9:15 a.m., Traffic Sheriff's Department
   9:30 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m., & 11:00 a.m., Traffic State 

Continuance Policy

First continuance agreeable to all parties granted by Clerk; otherwise granted by Judge or Commonwealth's Attorney.