Virginia's Judicial System

Richmond City General District Court

13th Judicial District of Virginia

General District Courts Informational Pamphlet


Ms Cecelia V. Garner


John Marsh:Crim/Traffic:(804)646-6431
Marsh Manchester Bldg: (804)646-6677
John Marshall Bldg: Civil: (804)646-6461
Fax: John Marsh:Crim/Traffic:(804)646-6659
Fax: Marsh Manchester Bldg: (804)646-0387
Fax: John Marshall Bldg: Civil: (804)646-8758

Clerk's Office Hours

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM


John Marshall Courts Building
400 N. 9th Street
Richmond, VA 23219-1549

Marsh Manchester Courts Building 920 Hull Street Richmond, VA 23224


  • Hon. Ali J. Amirshahi, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. L. B. Cann III, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. David M. Hicks, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. Matthew T. Paulk, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. Victoria N. Pearson, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. Mansi J. Shah, Chief Judge

Court Schedule

John Marshall Courts Building - Criminal & Traffic
   400 North 9th Street, Room 209, Richmond, VA 23219
   In Custody Arraignments & Bond Motions
     Mon. - Fri., 8:30 a.m.
   Criminal Dockets
     Mon. - Fri., 9:00 a.m.
   Walk-in Arraignments
     Mon.-Fri., 9:00 a.m.
   Animal Care/Control
     Wed.,1:00 p.m.
   Traffic Dockets
     Mon. - Fri., 11:30 a.m.

Marsh Manchester Courts Building: Criminal & Traffic
   920 Hull Street, Richmond, Virginia 23224
   In Custody Arraignments & Bond Motions
     Mon. - Fri., 8:30 a.m.
   Criminal Dockets
     Mon. - Fri., 9:00 a.m.,
   Walk-in Arraignments
     Mon. - Fri., 9:00 a.m.,
   Traffic Dockets
     Mon. - Thurs. 11:30 a.m.
   Contested RMA Tolls
     Mon., 1:00 p.m.
   Contested City Parking Citations
     Fri., 11:00 a.m.
   City Code Docket
     Wed., 1:00 pm
   Virginia Employment Commission Docket
     2nd Wed., 1:00 p.m.
   Contested Bus Camera Violations
     Wed., 2:00 p.m.
   Mental Health Docket
     Mon., 1:00 p.m.
   Speed Camera Docket
     Tues., 1:00 p.m.

John Marshall Courts Building - Civil
   400 North 9th Street, Room 203, Richmond, Virginia 23219
     Mon. - Fri., 9:00 a.m.
   General Docket
     Mon. - Fri., 10:00 a.m.
     Mon. - Fri. 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
   Small Claims
     Fri., 9:00 a.m.
   Garnishment Returns
     Mon., - Fri., 9:00 a.m.
   (Plaintiffs may contact the Garnishment Department to review
   the docket three days in advance of the return date
   and to schedule a time to pick up checks as necessary
   with questions (motions, exemptions, etc.).

Continuance Policy

Continuances granted for good cause.