Virginia's Judicial System

Shenandoah General District Court

26th Judicial District of Virginia

General District Courts Informational Pamphlet


Ms Susan Heishman Orndorff


Phone: (540) 459-6130
Fax: (540) 459-7279

Clerk's Office Hours

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM


215 Mill Road
Suite 128
Woodstock, VA 22664-1409


  • Hon. Amy B. Tisinger, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. John Stanley Hart Jr., Chief Judge
  • Hon. Kenneth L. Alger II
  • Hon. Christopher E. Collins
  • Hon. Mary Louise Costello Daniel

Court Schedule

   Mon., 1:00 p.m.
   5th Mon., no court at all

Traffic/Criminal - Towns
   1st & 3rd Monday (Town of Woodstock)
     9:00 a.m., Returns
     10:00 a.m., Trials

   2nd & 4th Monday (Town of Strasburg)
     9:00 a.m., Returns
     10:00 a.m., Trials

1st Friday
   (Town of New Market)
     9:00 a.m., Returns
     9:30 a.m., Trials
   (Town of Mt. Jackson)
     2:00 p.m., Returns
     2:30 p.m., Trials

Traffic/Criminal - Virginia State Police
     9:00 a.m., Returns
     Trials/Preliminary Hearings
     1:15 p.m., Afternoon docket begins

   Traffic/Criminal - Shenandoah Co. Sheriff's Dept.
     2nd, 3rd & 4th Fridays, 9:00 a.m.

**No court on 5th Friday of the month.**

Continuance Policy

Continuances granted as prescribed by the Rules of the Supreme Court.