Virginia's Judicial System

Culpeper General District Court

16th Judicial District of Virginia

General District Courts Informational Pamphlet


Ms Cheryl Lee Phillips


Phone: (540) 727-3417

Clerk's Office Hours

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM


135 West Cameron Street
Culpeper, VA 22701-3045

Motions must be submitted at least 24 hours prior to the court date.


  • Hon. Theresa W. Carter, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. Claiborne H. Stokes Jr., Chief Judge
  • Hon. Matthew J. Quatrara
  • Hon. Kenneth Andrew Sneathern

Court Schedule

Arraignments, Mon. & Wed., 8:30 a.m.
Traffic & Criminal
   Town/Local, Mon. & Wed., 9:30 a.m.
   State Police, Mon. & Wed., 1:30 p.m.
Preliminary Hearings are the 1st Wednesday all day
and the 4th Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. only
   town and Local officers are 9;30 a.m., 10:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
   Pro Se & Small Claims, 2nd & 4th Fri., 9:00 a.m.
   Interrogatories, 2nd & 4th Fri., 9:30 a.m.
   Attorneys, 2nd & 4th Fri., 10:00 a.m.
   Unlawful Detainers by Property Managers, 2nd & 4th Fri., 9:30 
   Large Filers, 2nd & 4th Fri., 1:00 p.m.
   1st Fri., Contested Civil Cases, time set by Judge

Continuance Policy

First time continuance request for pre-payable traffic infractions granted by the Clerk's office. Continuance request for misdemeanors and felonies are granted by the judge on a motion. Notice to the Commonwealth's attorney office is required for misdemeanor and felony requests.