Virginia's Judicial System

Charles City Circuit Court

9th Judicial Circuit of Virginia

Circuit Courts Informational Pamphlet


Hon. Victoria E. Washington


Phone: (804) 652-2108
Phone: (804) 652-2107 - Criminal Division
Phone: (804) 652-2105 - Civil Division/Ministers
Fax: (804) 829-5647

Clerk's Office Hours

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Stop recording at 4:00 p.m.


P. O. Box 86
10780 Courthouse Road
Charles City, VA 23030-0086


  • Hon. Benjamin Elliott Bondurant, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. Holly B. Smith, Chief Judge
  • Hon. Richard H. Rizk
  • Hon. Jeffrey W. Shaw

Terms of Court and General Information

  • Terms begin, 1st Tuesday, Jan., March, May, July, Sept., & Nov. 12.
  • Grand Juries, 1st day of Term at 9:00 a.m.
  • Criminal cases set for term at 9:00 a.m.
  • Civil cases set for term at 11:00 a.m.
  • Civil cases set by praecipe submitted seven days preceding Term Day.
  • Should a Term Day fall on a legal holiday as set forth in Section 2.1-21, Code of Virginia (1950), as amended, the Term Day will be on the following day.
  • Commissioners in Chancery are utilized in real property cases.
  • Instructions must be submitted 2 days prior to trial.
  • Civil cases are set for trial by conference call with the Judge.
  • Court convenes at 9:00 a.m.
  • Final civil orders are distributed using regular mail with postage paid self addressed envelopes provided by the parties.