Virginia's Judicial System


New Kent General District Court

9th Judicial District of Virginia

General District Courts Informational Pamphlet

Clerk


Ms Sirena Kestner
email: skestner@vacourts.gov

Phone/Fax


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

Clerk's Office Hours


8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Address


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

**Proper Dress is Required. No Shorts Permitted**

Email: newkentgd@vacourts.gov

Judges

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

Court Schedule

Tuesday
   8:00 a.m., Counsel determination with Clerk
   8:30 a.m., Arraignments
   9:00 a.m., Sheriff's Department
   10:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., State Police
   1:00 p.m., Sheriff's Department
   1:15 p.m., Garnishments/Interrogatories with Collection Agency
     (2nd Tues. each month)
   1:30 p.m., Criminal Cases

1st Wed
   1:00 p.m., Civil Docket - 1st calling
     (Contact Court prior to filing for available dates)
   1:30 p.m., Reviews (ASAP, CCC, Mental Health, Driving School)
   1:30 p.m., Animal Control Docket
   2:00 p.m.  Civil Small Claims

4th Wednesday of each month
   8:30 a.m., Inmate arraignments if needed
   9:00 a.m., Sheriff's Department
   10:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m., & 11:00 a.m., State Police
   1:00 p.m., Civil Docket - 1st Calling
     (Contact Court prior to filing for available dates)
   1:30 p.m., Reviews (ASAP, CCC, Mental Health, Driving School)
   1:30 p.m., Department of Game & Inland Fisheries
   1:30 p.m. Criminal Cases

1st Fri., odd Months
   8:30 a.m., Inmate arraignments if needed
   9:00 a.m., Sheriff's Department
   9:30 a.m., State Police
   10:30 a.m., Criminal Cases
   11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 1:30 p.m., Contested Civil Cases (call 
   court to confirm)

1st Fri.
   Contested Civil Cases (call court to confirm)

Continuance Policy

First motion to continue may be granted by the Clerk. Subsequent motions to continue may be granted by the Judge.