Virginia's Judicial System

Richmond-Traffic General District Court

13th Judicial District of Virginia

General District Courts Informational Pamphlet


Ms Rebecca Schmidt


Phone: (804) 646-6431
Fax: (804) 646-6659

Clerk's Office Hours

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM


John Marshall Courts Building
400 N. 9th Street
Room 209
Richmond, VA 23219-1508


  • Hon. Tracy W. J. Thorne-Begland, Chief Judge
  • Hon. Lawrence B. Cann
  • Hon. David Eugene Cheek Sr.
  • Hon. Barbara J. Gaden
  • Hon. David M. Hicks
  • Hon. Jacqueline S. McClenney

Court Schedule

   Mon. - Fri., 9:00 a.m.
Traffic & Criminal (including Show Cause Hearings)
   Mon. - Fri., 9:30 a.m.
Contested Parking Citations
   Wed. 2:00 p.m.
Photo red light violations*
   3rd Tues., 2:00 p.m.
Photo toll violations
   1st & 3rd Tues., 2:00 p.m.*
     *The schedule for these violations is subject to change based 
        on the volume received.

Continuance Policy

Continuances granted by Judge on motion.

Three Divisions

Richmond General District Court has three Divisions:

Richmond also has a General District Court at the Manchester location.