Virginia's Judicial System

Culpeper Circuit Court

16th Judicial Circuit of Virginia

Circuit Courts Informational Pamphlet


Hon. Carson W. Beard


Phone: (540) 727-3438
Fax: (540) 727-3475

Clerk's Office Hours

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
No Land Recordings after 3:30 PM


Courthouse Building
135 W. Cameron Street
Culpeper, VA 22701-3097


  • Hon. Dale B. Durrer, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. Timothy K. Sanner, Chief Judge
  • Hon. David B. Franzen
  • Hon. Cheryl V. Higgins
  • Hon. Richard E. Moore
  • Hon. Claude V. Worrell Jr.

Terms of Court and General Information

  • Terms begin, 3rd Monday, Feb., April, June, Aug., Oct., Dec. Criminal convenes at 9:30 a.m. and civil convenes at 11:00 a.m.
  • Grand Juries, 1st day of Term.
  • Criminal and civil cases set on Term Date in court, or by praecipe on Term Day.
  • Commissioners in Chancery are utilized in some contested chancery causes.
  • Motion Day, 2nd & 4th Tuesday; 9:00 a.m. Criminal Cases; 1:30 p.m. Civil Cases
  • Criminal cases we either send by regular mail, Secure Remote Access, Interoffice mail boxes, email (scram orders) or facsimile (physiological evaluation orders). Civil cases we either send regular mail or interoffice mail boxes.
  • Online Payments for Court Cost and Restitution can be paid online. Go to Related Links : Pay Criminal Cases and Traffic Tickets.