Virginia's Judicial System

Northampton General District Court

2A Judicial District of Virginia

General District Courts Informational Pamphlet


Ms Karen Sparrow Merritt


Phone: (757) 678-0466

Clerk's Office Hours

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM


5229 The Hornes
Eastville, VA 23347


  • Hon. Gordon S. Vincent, Presiding Judge, Chief Judge

Court Schedule

Tuesday - Traffic Cases
   9:00 a.m., State Police
   10:00 a.m., Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel Police
   11:00 a.m., State Police (1st & 3rd),
     Sheriff's Deputies (2nd, 4th & 5th)
   1:30 p.m., Arraignments
   2:00 p.m., Eastville Police Dept.
   2:00 p.m., Exmore Police (1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th),
     Cape Charles Police (1st & 2nd), Marine Police & Game
     Wardens (3rd & 4th)
Tuesday - Civil Cases
   2:00 p.m., Contested Cases (5th)
Thursday - Criminal Cases
   9:00 a.m., Misdemeanor Trials
   10:00 a.m., Bad Checks/Drunk in Public
   10:30 a.m., Preliminary Hearings
   11:30 a.m., Bond Hearings
Thursday - Civil Cases
   1:30 p.m., Small Claims (1st & 3rd),
   Unlawful Detainers (2nd & 4th), Contested Cases (5th)
   2:00 p.m., Contested (1st & 3rd), set by judge only
     Uncontested (2nd & 4th)
   3:00 p.m., Contested (1st & 3rd)
Thursday - Traffice Cases
   Eastville Police Dept.

Continuance Policy

First continuance granted by clerk and subsequent by judge only.