Virginia's Judicial System


Hanover General District Court

15th Judicial District of Virginia

General District Courts Informational Pamphlet

Clerk


Ms Cheryl Lynn DeVaughn

Phone/Fax


Traffic/Criminal:
Phone: (804) 365-6191
Civil: (804) 365-6457
Fax: Traffic/Criminal: (804) 365-6290
Fax: Civil: (804) 365-6436

Clerk's Office Hours


8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Payments taken Mon-Fri 8 AM to 3:45 PM
Civil Filings are taken Mon-Fri 8AM to 3:30 PM
Payment Plans & new civil filings: M-F 8AM-3:30PM

Address


P. O. Box 176
District Courts Building
7530 County Complex Rd 1st Floor
Hanover, VA 23069-0176

Effective September 9, 2019, all new filings (except Unlawful Detainers and Garnishments) for Hanover General District Court must have a return date of 50-60 days from the day the filing is sent to the Court.

Judges

  • Hon. Hugh S. Campbell, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. John S. Martin, Chief Judge
  • Hon. David B. Caddell Jr.
  • Hon. Richard T. McGrath
  • Hon. Angela M. O'Connor
  • Hon. Robert Eric Reibach
  • Hon. Jane M. Reynolds

Court Schedule

Mondays
   8:15 a.m. - Arraignments
   8:30 a.m.-  Civil Garnishments (Courtroom 2)
   9:00 a.m. - Civil First Returns
   10:30 a.m.,1:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m. - Civil Trials
   2nd and 4th Mondays: 10:30 a.m. - Civil Small Claims

Tuesdays
   8:15 a.m. - Arraignments
   8:30 a.m. - Traffic/Criminal Motions
   3rd, 4th, 5th Tuesdays, 8:30 a.m. - Civil First Returns
   9:00 a.m. - Criminal Trials
   10:30 a.m. - Traffic Violations
   1:30 p.m. - Criminal Trials: courtroom 1
   3rd, 4th, 5th Tuesdays, 1:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m. - Civil Trials 
   (Courtroom 2)

Wednesdays
   8:15 a.m. - Arraignments
   8:30 a.m. - Traffic/Criminal Motions
   9:00 a.m. - Criminal Trials
   10:30 a.m. - Traffic Violations
   1:30 p.m. - ASAP Violations & CCP Violations

Thursdays
   8:15 a.m. - Arraignments
   8:30 a.m. - Traffic/Criminal Motions
   9:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. - Criminal Trials
   9:30 a.m. & 11:30 a.m. - State Trooper Traffic Violations
   10:30 a.m. - Hanover/Ashland Traffic Violations
   1st & 3rd Thursdays: 1:30 p.m. - Animal Control Violations
   2nd & 4th Thursdays: 1:30 p.m. - Game/Forestry/Zoning/Building 
   Violations/Environmental Violations

Fridays
   8:15 a.m. - Arraignments
   8:30 a.m. - Traffic/Criminal Motions
   9:00 a.m. - Criminal Trials
   10:30 a.m. - Traffic Violations

Please call the Clerk's office to schedule motions for a civil 
case.

Continuance Policy

Civil First Returns can only be continued in writing by agreement of all parties. Civil Trials can only be continued in court. Criminal cases can only be continued in advance in writing by agreement with the Commonwealth's Attorney's office. 804-365-6185. Full continuance policy can be found on the Hanover General District home page or on file in the Clerk's office.