Virginia's Judicial System

Fauquier General District Court

20th Judicial District of Virginia

General District Courts Informational Pamphlet


Ms Erica Ashley Gatchell Boteler


Phone: (540) 422-8035
Fax: (540) 422-8033

Clerk's Office Hours

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM


6 Court Street
Warrenton, VA 20186-3299


  • Hon. J. Gregory Ashwell, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. J. Frank Buttery Jr., Chief Judge
  • Hon. Deborah C. Welsh
  • Hon. Dean S. Worcester

Court Schedule

   Misdemeanor - Fauquier County
   Thurs., 9:00 a.m.
   Misdemeanor - Warrenton
   3rd Wed. 9:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.
   Arraignments & Bond Hearings
   Mon., Wed., Thurs. & Fri., 11:30 a.m.
   Preliminary Hearings
   1st, 2nd, & 4th Wed. 1:00 p.m.
   1st, 2nd, & 4th Wed.
   8:30 a.m., Civil motions & small claims
   9:00 a.m., Warrant in Debt/Detinue, Unlawful Detainer, 
   Interrogatories & Garnishments
   10:30 a.m., Contested small claims trials
   Fri., Contested General District Trials (set by court)

   State Police
   Mon. & Thurs., 1:00 p.m.
   Fauquier Sheriff's Dept.
   Mondays, & 1st & 3rd Fri. 9:00 a.m. & 10:00 a.m., 4th Tues. 1:00 
   Town of Remington
   4th Fri., 9:00 a.m.
   Town of Warrenton
   2nd & 4th Fri., 9:00 a.m. & 10:00 a.m.
   Show Cause Hearing VASAP & Court Services
   4th Tuesday 9:00 a.m.

Continuance Policy

First continuance on infraction cases granted by Clerk at least 10 days prior to court date; subsequent continuances granted in open court by Judge. First continuance on misdemeanors granted in open court by Judge.