Virginia's Judicial System


York General District Court

9th Judicial District of Virginia

General District Courts Informational Pamphlet

Clerk


Ms Melanie H. Stephens
email: MStephens@courts.state.va.us

Phone/Fax


Phone: (757) 890-3450, (757) 890-3451
Fax: (757) 890-3459

Clerk's Office Hours


8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Address


P. O. Box 316
300 Ballard Street
Yorktown, VA 23690-0316

**Effective July 1st, the court's hours of operations will be from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.**

Judges

  • Hon. Stephen Ashton Hudgins, Chief Judge
  • Hon. Colleen K. Killilea
  • Hon. Jeffrey W. Shaw

Court Schedule

Counsel Determinations
   Mon. - Wed., 8:30 a.m.
Show Cause Hearings, Motions & Pleas
   Wed., 8:00 a.m.
Traffic
   York Sheriff's Office
   1st, 3rd,  & 4th Mon., 9:00 a.m.
   Wed., 1:30 p.m.
   City of Poquoson Police
   2nd Mon., 9:00 a.m.
   4th Wed., 9:00 a.m.
   Virginia State Police
   Tues., 8:00 a.m.
Criminal
   York Sheriff's Office
   Mon., 1:30 p.m. (except 3rd Mon.)
   Wed., 9:00 a.m.
   City of Poquoson Police
   2nd Mon., 10:00 a.m.
   4th Wed., 10:00 a.m.
   Virginia State Police
   Tues., 2:00 p.m.
Civil
   Uncontested Cases
   Tues., 1:00 p.m.
   Contested Trials
   3rd Mon., 2:00 p.m.
   5th Thurs. and 4th & 5th Fri., 9:00 a.m.
   Small Claims
   3rd Mon., 1:30 p.m.
Game Warden & Marine Resources Cases
   3rd & 4th Mon., 11:00 a.m.
Animal Control - York County
   3rd & 4th Mon., 11:00 a.m.
Animal Control - City of Poquoson
   2nd & 4th Mon., 11:00 a.m.

Continuance Policy

In civil cases, first agreeable to both sides granted by Clerk; subsequently granted by Judge. In criminal cases, first continuance granted by Clerk; subsequently by Judge. In traffic cases, first continuance granted by Clerk; subsequently by Judge.