Virginia's Judicial System

Middlesex General District Court

9th Judicial District of Virginia

General District Courts Informational Pamphlet


Ms Dorothy Gail Fulcher


Phone: (804) 758-4312
Fax: (804) 758-4343

Clerk's Office Hours

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM


73 Bowden Street
P. O. Box 169
Saluda, VA 23149


  • Hon. Stephanie E. Merritt, Presiding Judge, Chief Judge
  • Hon. Stephen Ashton Hudgins
  • Hon. Colleen K. Killilea

Court Schedule

1st & 3rd Mondays
8:15 a.m., Counsel determination with clerk
8:30 a.m., Arraignments
9:30 a.m., Virginia State Police
10:00 a.m., Animal control, Zoning
10:30 a.m., VMRC, Game & Inland Fisheries
11:00 a.m., Middlesex Sheriff's office
1:00 p.m., Trials and preliminary hearings

   Unlawful detainers
   1:00 p.m., 1st & 3rd Mondays
   Warrant in debt, warrant in detinue, unlawful detainers, 
   1st Friday of even months
   9:00 a.m., First appearances
   9:15 a.m., Small claims
**Contested civils set by the court, 1st Friday of even months**

Continuance Policy

First continuance granted by Clerk; subsequently granted by Judge only.