Virginia's Judicial System

Richmond-Civil General District Court

13th Judicial District of Virginia

General District Courts Informational Pamphlet


Ms Cecelia V. Garner


Phone: (804) 646-6461
Fax: (804) 646-8758

Clerk's Office Hours

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM


John Marshall Courts Building
400 N. 9th Street
Room 203
Richmond, VA 23219


  • Hon. David M. Hicks, Chief Judge
  • Hon. L. B. Cann III
  • Hon. Devika E. Davis
  • Hon. Mansi J. Shah
  • Hon. Tracy W. J. Thorne-Begland

Court Schedule

   Mon. - Fri., 8:45 a.m. & 9:00 a.m.
     Other times available on an as Needed Basis to Accommodate the 
        needs of parties
     Motions submitted in writing will only be ruled upon by
     agreement or following a hearing noted by the parties.
   Mon. - Fri., 9:00 a.m.
     Plaintiffs may contact the Garnishment Department to review 
        the docket three days in advance
     of the return date and to schedule a time to pick up checks on 
        the return date.
     Defendants may contact the Clerk's Office as necessary with 
        questions (Motions, Exemptions, etc.)
General Returns Dockets/Interrogatories
   Mon. - Fri.
     Parties are required to contact the Clerk's Office for hearing 
        dates and times until further notice.
     Docket times vary throughout the day to ensure social 
Contested Cases
   Mon. - Fri., 9:00 a.m., 9:15 a.m., 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.
     Other Times Available on a as Needed Basis to Accommodate the 
        needs of the parties.
Small Claims
   Tues., 11:00 a.m.
     Parties must contact the Clerk's Office for a court date.

Parties are encouraged to check the GENERAL DISTRICT COURT ONLINE 
in order to make sure that the date and time of your case has not 
due to unforeseen circumstances.

Continuance Policy

Continuances granted for good cause.

Standing Order

Please see Local Court Links in the upper right corner of this page

Three Divisions

The City of Richmond General District Court shown on this Web page has two other divisions: