Virginia's Judicial System


Washington General District Court

28th Judicial District of Virginia

General District Courts Informational Pamphlet

Clerk


Ms Stephanie M Swift

Phone/Fax


Phone: (276) 676-6279, (276) 676-6281
Fax: (276) 676-3136

Clerk's Office Hours


8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Stop taking payments at 4:00 p.m.

Address


191 East Main Street
Abingdon, VA 24210

Judges

  • Hon. V. Blake McKinney, Presiding Judge, Chief Judge
  • Hon. Eric R. Thiessen

Court Schedule

Traffic
   Town of Abingdon
     8:30 a.m., 1st, 3rd & 4th Tues.
     8:30 a.m., 1st, 2nd & 3rd Fri.
   Towns of Damascus
     9:00 a.m., 1st & 4th Fri.
   Town of Glade Spring
     9:00 a.m., 4th Fri.
   County
   Tues. & Fri.
     8:30 a.m., 9:00 a.m.., 10:30 a.m.
   Troopers
     10:30 a.m., 2nd Tues.
     1:30 p.m., 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th Fri.
   Probation Violations
     1:15 p.m., 1st & 2nd Wednesdays
Criminal
   Felony Arraignments
     1:30 p.m., 1st & 3rd Mon.
   Felony & related misdemeanors
     9:00 a.m., Wed.
   Misdemeanor (other than shoplifting)
     1:30 p.m., Wed.
   EXIT 7 Walmart Shoplifting
     2nd Tuesday at 9:00 a.m.
   EXIT 19 Walmart Shoplifting
     4th Tuesday at 1:30 p.m.
     County Officer at 1:30 p.m.
   Bad Checks
     1:30 p.m., 2nd Tues.
Civil
   Garnishments
     1st, 2nd, 3rd, & 4th Mondays at 2 p.m.
     This is to release any moneys collected to plaintiff:
     exemptions hearings heard following Monday after filed.
   Small Claims
     10:30 a.m., 3rd Mon.
   Unlawful Detainers
     10:30 a.m., 2nd & 4th Mon.
   Other Civil Actions
     Collection Attorneys
     9:00 a.m., Mon.
     All other attorneys & pro se litigants
     1:30 p.m., 2nd & 4th Mon.
Animal Cases & Recycling Cases
   10:30 a.m., 1st Mon.

Certification & Commitment Hearings & Appointment
of Counsel As Needed

Continuance Policy

First continuance granted by Clerk; subsequent continuances by Judge.