Virginia's Judicial System


York General District Court

9th Judicial District of Virginia

General District Courts Informational Pamphlet

Clerk


Ms Melanie H. Stephens

Phone/Fax


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

Clerk's Office Hours


8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Address


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

**Appropriate attire required in the Courtroom.**

In order to maintain order and uphold the dignity and decorum

of the judicial branch of our government, rules of conduct and

attire for litigants, counsel, witnesses, court staff and spectators

will ensure that persons in the courtroom do not obstruct or

interfere with the orderly transaction of court business nor

degrade or insult the dignity of the judicial process,

judicial officers, witnesses or others in the courtroom.

Shirts (with shirt tails tucked in) and shoes must be worn in the courtroom.

**PROHIBITED ATTIRE INCLUDES:

-Shorts of any kind, or cut off jeans;

-Halter, tube or tank tops, "muscle shirts"; strapless dresses/tops;

-Shirts/tops with midriffs exposed; mini-skirts;

-Clothing with obscene, vulgar or offensive language or pictures;

-See-through blouses/dresses

-Sunglasses; flip flops; hats or bandanas.

In addition, the following are not allowed:

-Food and beverage; chewing gum; use of tobacco products

-Cell phones or other electronic devices

(unless necessary for a court hearing, AND with the Judge's permission).

Judges

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

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.