Virginia's Judicial System


Northampton General District Court

2A Judicial District of Virginia

General District Courts Informational Pamphlet

Clerk


Ms Karen Sparrow Merritt

Phone/Fax


Phone: (757) 678-0466

Clerk's Office Hours


8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Address


5229 The Hornes
Eastville, VA 23347

Judges

  • Hon. Gordon S. Vincent, Presiding Judge, Chief Judge

Court Schedule

Monday
   10:00 a.m., Civil Returns and Unlawful Detainers
   11:00 a.m., Civil Contested Cases
   1:30 p.m., Contested Civil or Miscellaneous (Scheduled by Judge)
Tuesday
   9:00 a.m., Traffic - State Police
   10:00 a.m., Traffic - Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel
   11:00 p.m., Traffic - State Police
     1st - Virginia Park Police
     2nd - Game Wardens
     3rd, 4th - Virginia Marine Police
   1:30 p.m., Traffic - Exmore
Wednesday
   9:00 a.m., Traffic - Northampton County Sheriffs
   10:00 a.m., Traffic - Eastville
   11:00 a.m., 3rd - VASAP, Community Corrections Pre-Trial 
   Services
   1:30 p.m., 1st, 2nd - Contested DUI Cases (Scheduled by attys & 
   Clerk)
     3rd, 4th, 5th - Contested Civil or Miscellaneous (Scheduled by 
        Judge)
   Thursday
   9:30 a.m., Arraignments
   10:00 a.m., Misdemeanors
   11:00 a.m., Preliminary Hearings
   1:30 p.m., Contested Civil or Miscellaneous (Scheduled by Judge)
Friday (1st, 4th & 5th)
   9:00 a.m., Contested Civil or Miscellaneous (Scheduled by Judge)
   10:00 a.m., Contested Civil or Miscellaneous (Scheduled by 
   Judge)

Continuance Policy

Traffic cases: A first continuance may be granted by the clerk, but only to the police officer's next scheduled court date. Subsequent continuances by Judge only. Criminal cases: Contact the clerk and the Commonwealth's Attorney (if involved). Judge's approval may be required. Civil cases: Contact the clerk and the opposing party or attorney. Before the first return date, the clerk may continue cases when process has not yet been served, and after service, with the agreement of all parties. Subsequent continuances by Judge only. Continuances of scheduled contested cases by Judge only, for good cause.