Virginia's Judicial System

Albemarle General District Court

16th Judicial District of Virginia

General District Courts Informational Pamphlet


Ms Leola McKenzie Coles Morse


Phone: (434) 972-4004
email: [email protected]
Fax: (434) 972-4092
Fax: Civil Division: 434-972-4007

Clerk's Office Hours

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM


501 E. Jefferson Street, Suite 138
Charlottesville, VA 22902-5110


  • Hon. Matthew J. Quatrara, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. Claiborne H. Stokes Jr., Chief Judge
  • Hon. Theresa W. Carter
  • Hon. Kenneth Andrew Sneathern

Court Schedule

   Docket Call, Thurs., 1:00 p.m. Warrant in Debts
   2pm Unlawful Detainers (This includes all landlord disputes)
   3pm Warrant in Detinues, Interrogatories, SC, Capias, Exemption 
   & Motion Hearings
   Contested Civil
   Mon., Wed. & Fri
     1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m. & 3:00 p.m.
   Small Claims
   3rd Wed., 10:30 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.
   Advisements (Criminal & Traffic)
   Mon. - Fri., 9:00 a.m.
   Wed., 10:00 a.m.
   Tues., 9:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.
   Felony Docket (Criminal & Traffic)
   Thurs., Preliminary Hearings, 9:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.
   Mon. & Fri., 9:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.
   Tues. 1:00 p.m. & 2:30 p.m.
   3rd Tues., OAR
   4th Tues., VASAP
   Protective Orders
   Mon., Tues., Thurs. & Fri., 11:00 a.m.
   Wed., 10:00 a.m.

For questions relating to Unlawful Detainers CARES act please visit 
the following link:

Continuance Policy

Traffic first continuance granted by Deputy Clerks; subsequent continuance granted requested from Judge or Clerk; Misdemeanors traffic & criminal continuances requested from Judge or Commonwealth's Attorney.