Virginia's Judicial System

Petersburg General District Court

11th Judicial District of Virginia

General District Courts Informational Pamphlet


Ms Dana Helm Shannon


Phone: (804) 733-2374
Fax: (804) 733-2375

Clerk's Office Hours

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM


35 East Tabb Street
Petersburg, VA 23803


  • Hon. Ray P. Lupold III, Presiding Judge, Chief Judge
  • Hon. Robert Beman Beasley Jr.
  • Hon. Thomas Stark IV

Court Schedule

   8:30 a.m., Mon., Tues., Thurs. & Fri
     Incarcerated & Bond Motions Video
   11:30 a.m., Mon & Fri
     Bonded Criminal
   11:30 a.m., Tues & Thurs
     Traffic Suspended License

Monday - Criminal: 9:00 a.m.
   Mental Health Docket - 1:00 p.m., 1st & 3rd Mon.

Tuesday - Traffic
   9:00 a.m., City Officers
   10:30 a.m., State Troopers

Wednesday - Civil
   8:30 a.m., Non-attorney uncontested
   8:30 a.m., Non-attorney garnishment
   10:00 a.m., Attorney uncontested
   10:00 a.m., Attorney garnishment docket
   1:00 p.m. & 2:00 p.m., contested cases
   11:30 a.m., 4th Wed., Small claim docket
   No civil Docket will be held on the 5th Wed. of the month.

Thursday - Traffic
   9:00 a.m., City Officers
   1:00 p.m., City Officers

Friday - Criminal - 9:00 a.m.

Continuance Policy

Continuances granted by Judge. If request is not made in writing prior to the court date, the requesting party must appear in person to request the continuance.