Virginia's Judicial System

Fredericksburg Circuit Court

15th Judicial Circuit of Virginia

Circuit Courts Informational Pamphlet


Hon. Jeff Small


Phone: (540) 372-1066
Judge's Chambers: (540) 372-1171
Fax: Clerk's Office does not have a fax number.
Fax: Judge's Chambers: (540) 372-1174

Clerk's Office Hours

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM


701 Princess Anne Street, Suite 100
Fredericksburg, VA 22401-5916

Judge's Chambers: 701 Princess Anne St. Suite 300, Fredericksburg, VA 22401


  • Hon. Gordon F. Willis, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. Michael E. Levy, Chief Judge
  • Hon. Sarah L. Deneke
  • Hon. William E. Glover
  • Hon. John Overton Harris
  • Hon. Herbert M. Hewitt
  • Hon. Patricia Kelly
  • Hon. Roy Michael McKenney
  • Hon. Ricardo Rigual
  • Hon. James Bruce Strickland
  • Hon. Victoria A. B. Willis

Terms of Court and General Information

  • Terms begin, 4th Monday, Jan., April, July, & Oct.
  • Grand Juries convene 4th Monday of every month.
  • Civil cases set on Term Day; criminal cases set upon indictment.
  • Court convenes 9:00 a.m.
  • Motion days are the 2nd & 4th Mondays of each month. Motions lasting longer than 20 minutes or on a day other than motions day must be scheduled with chambers.
  • Notice of criminal motions must be received in the Clerk's office by noon 3 business days before hearing.
  • Notice of civil motions must be received in Clerk's office by noon the Wednesday of the week preceeding the week in which the motion is to be heard.
  • Term day praecipes must be received in Clerk's office by 4:00 p.m. twelve (12) days before the requested term day.
  • Estate matters are handled by appointment.
  • VLRCS coversheets are required for all land recordings. Gpin numbers need to be noted on the first page of all recordings. The Gpin must be placed on both the parcel identification and tax map lines of the ILS coversheet.
  • Last recording is completed by 3:00 p.m.
  • All Civil filings require a Civil order cover sheet. (Form CC-1416)
  • Fredericksburg emails certified final orders. Please provide us with a valid email address for all parties wishing to receive a copy.