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General District Court

10th Judicial District of Virginia

The court that most people have contact with is the general district court. The general district court handles most traffic violations. The general district court also hears minor criminal cases known as misdemeanors and conducts preliminary hearings for more serious criminal cases called felonies.

General district courts have exclusive authority to hear civil cases with claims of $4,500 or less and share authority with the circuit courts to hear cases with claims between $4,500 and $25,000. Examples of civil cases are landlord and tenant disputes, contract disputes and personal injury actions.

There is a general district court in each city and county in Virginia. General district court judges are elected by the General Assembly for 6 year terms.

Continuance Policy:

Traffic-First continuance granted by Clerk; subsequently by Judge.

Criminal-Contact the Commonwealth Attorney's Office.

Court Schedule:
1st & 3rd Thurs., 9:00 a.m.
1st & 3rd Thurs., 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.

Small Claims
1st Thurs., 11:00 a.m.

County Traffic and Criminal
2nd & 4th Thurs., 9:00 a.m.
2nd & 4th Thurs., 10:00 a.m.

Game & Forestry Wardens
2nd Mon., 1:00 p.m.

Traffic (State Troopers)
Tues., 9:00 a.m.

Bad Checks, 9:00 a.m.
All other criminal, 10:00 a.m.
Tues., 1:00 p.m.

Show Causes
Tues., 11:00 a.m.
Town Cases:
South Hill
1st & 3rd Mon., 9:00 a.m.

1st & 3rd Mon., 10:00 a.m.

Chase City & Clarksville

2nd & 4th Mon., 9:00 a.m.

2nd & 4th Mon., 10:00 a.m.

Traffic & Criminal
1st, 3rd, & 4th Mon., 1:00 p.m.
4th Mon., 9:00 a.m.
4th Mon., 10:00 a.m.
4th Mon., 9:00 a.m.
4th Mon., 10:00 a.m.
Ms Tammy Tollerson Taylor
  • Honorable Charles H. Warren - Chief Judge
  • Honorable Robert G. Woodson Jr.
  • Honorable J. William Watson


8:30 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.


(434) 738-6260 (p)
(434) 738-0761 (f)


911 Madison Street
P.O. Box 306
Boydton, VA 23917-0306

Website: www.courts.state.va.us

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