Virginia's Judicial System

Richmond-John Marshall Criminal-Traffic General District Court

13th Judicial District of Virginia

The General District Court for the City of Richmond is divided into two locations including both the criminal and traffic courts at each address. Please refer to your summons or subpoena to determine the correct address for your court appearance.

General District Courts Informational Pamphlet


Ms Cecelia V. Garner


Phone: (804) 646-6431
Fax: (804) 646-6659

Clerk's Office Hours

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM


John Marshall Courts Building
400 N. 9th Street
Room 209
Richmond, VA 23219-1549


  • 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

If you have a case in court please check the the 
online case information site
to make sure the date or time has not changed due to unforeseen 
In Custody Arraignments
   Mon. - Fri., 8:30 a.m.
Criminal Dockets/Bonded Arraignments
   Mon. - Fri., 9:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.
Animal Care/Control
   Thur., 11:00 a.m.
Traffic Dockets
   Mon. - Fri., 12:30 p.m., 1:00 p.m., 1:30 p.m. & 2:00 p.m.
RMA Toll Dockets
   Tue., 1:00 p.m.
Contested Bus Camera Violations
   3rd Tues., 1:00 p.m.
City Parking Citations
   Wed., 2:00 p.m.

Continuance Policy

Continuances granted for good cause.

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: