Hanover General District Court
15th Judicial District of Virginia
Ms Cheryl Lynn DeVaughn
Phone: (804) 365-6191
Civil: (804) 365-6457
Fax: Traffic/Criminal: (804) 365-6290
Fax: Civil: (804) 365-6436
Clerk's Office Hours
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
P. O. Box 176
District Courts Building
7515 Library Drive
Hanover, VA 23069-0176
In order to maintain order and to uphold the security, dignity and decorum of the court, the following dress code is applicable to all persons entering the courtroom of the Hanover General District Court.
Clothing shall be neat and clean without rips and tears. Shirts shall completely cover stomach area to belt line. The following shall NOT be worn in the courtroom: No exposed underwear, tube tops, halter necks, cut-off jeans or slacks, short shorts, shirts without sleeves (men), sunglasses, spaghetti straps, head gear of any kind (except items worn for religious or medical reasons).
The following are prohibited: pagers, video cameras, cellular telephones, voice recorders of any kind, reading of newspapers, magazines & books. Law Enforcement and officers of the court may keep pagers, cellular telephone and voice recorders on vibrate only.
Any deviation from this policy must first be approved on a case-by-case basis by the Judge.
Payments taken Mon-Fri 8 AM to 3:45 PM
Payment Plans are done Mon-Fri 8 AM to 3:30 PM
- Hon. John R. Stevens, Chief Judge
- Hon. David B. Caddell Jr.
- Hon. Hugh S. Campbell
- Hon. John S. Martin
- Hon. Richard T. McGrath
- Hon. Robert Eric Reibach
- Hon. J. Bruce Strickland
Hanover General District Court will be CLOSED December 19th-30th while moving to the new courthouse. Arraignments Traffic & Criminal Mon.-Fri., 8:15 a.m. (except 5th Fri.) Motions Traffic & Criminal Tues. - Fri., 8:30 a.m. (except 5th Fri.) Trials Criminal Tues, Wed., & Fri, 9:00 a.m. (except 5th Fri.) Thurs., 9:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. Traffic Tues, Wed., & Fri., 10:30 a.m. (except 5th Fri.) Thurs., 9:30 a.m. & 11:30 a.m. Civil First Return Date (General) Mon., 9:00 a.m. Garnishments Mon., 8:30 a.m. Civil Contested Trials (General) Mon, 10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m. Small Claims Only 1st, 2nd, & 4th Mon., 2:30 p.m. (call for available dates) Other Citizen Warrants: Tues., 1:30 p.m. VASAP Violations: 1st, 2nd & 3rd Wed., 1:30 p.m. CCP Violations: 3rd, 4th & 5th Wed., 1:30 p.m. Animal Control: 1st & 3rd Thurs., 1:30 p.m. Game/Forestry/Fire/Zoning/Building Code Violations: 2nd & 4th Thurs., 1:30 p.m. Signs on Highway & Rider Safety Violations: 4th Mon., 8:30 a.m.
Continuance policy can be found on the Hanover Court Home page Website in document http://www.courts.state.va.us/courts/gd/Hanover/continuancepdf.pdf or on file in the clerk's office.