Virginia's Judicial System

Virginia Beach Circuit Court

2nd Judicial Circuit of Virginia

Circuit Courts Informational Pamphlet


Hon. Tina E. Sinnen


Phone: (757) 385-4181
Phone: (757) 385-4182 - Assumed Business Names
Phone: (757) 385-4186, (757) 385-4188 - Civil Division
Phone: (757) 385-4187 - Criminal Division
Phone: (757) 385-4819- Financing Statements/UCC
Phone: (757) 385-8822, (757) 385-4182 - Hunting & Fishing Lic
Phone: (757) 385-4819 - Judgment Records
Phone: (757) 385-8821 - Land Records
Phone: (757) 385-8822, (757) 385-8926 - Marriage License Div
Phone: (757) 385-8821- Military Discharge (DD-214)
Phone: (757) 385-8831 - Probate/Wills Division

Clerk's Office Hours

8:30 AM - 4:00 PM


2425 Nimmo Parkway
Building 10 & 10B, 3rd Floor
Virginia Beach, VA 23456-9017


  • Hon. James Clayton Lewis, Presiding Judge, Chief Judge
  • Hon. Tanya Bullock, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. Kevin M. Duffan, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. Afshin Farashahi, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. Stephen C. Mahan, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. Scott Joseph Flax
  • Hon. Salvatore R. Iaquinto
  • Hon. Lynwood W Lewis

Terms of Court and General Information

  • Court convenes: 9:30 a.m.
  • Arraignments: Mon. - Fri., 9:30 a.m.
  • Term Begins: 1st Mon. of each month. If Term Day is a holiday, then it will be the next day.
  • Grand Juries: 1st & 3rd Mon., each month. If it is a holiday, then it will be the next day.
  • Criminal Term Day: Cases set with Commonwealth Attorney with defense counsel.
  • Civil Term Day: Cases are set through docket call or by agreement outside of docket all. Trial date for civil appeal cases from the J&DR District Court set by Clerk's Office. Divorce cases heard by Commissioners and Court.
  • Divorce and civil case procedure manuals available online.
  • Motions Day: Fri., 9:30 a.m. Daily duty judge docket.
  • Commissioners in chancery are utilized for certain matters.
  • Additional information can be found online at (
  • In the Virginia Beach Circuit Court Clerk's Office, copy fees are $0.50 per sheet of paper and $2.00 per certification of order. A self addressed stamped envelope is required for return of requested document. One complimentary certified copy of a final divorce decree is provided to the complainant or their counsel.