Where is the General District Court located?
The Virginia Beach General District Court is located on the first and second floors of the Judicial Center, Building 10. Our address is:
Virginia Beach General District Court
2425 Nimmo Parkway
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23456-9057
What are the General District Court's hours of operation?
The General District Court staff is available to serve the public Monday through Friday, between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., except when the General District Court is closed. Telephone operators are on duty from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
What cases are heard in the General District Court?
The General District Court hears:
- Traffic violations (Virginia Code, §16.1-123.1)
- Civil cases (Virginia Code, §16.1-77)
Exclusive original jurisdiction for almost all claims NOT exceeding $4,500*; Concurrent jurisdiction with the Circuit Court for claims from $4,500 to $15,000*. (*Exclusive of interest and any attorney's fees contracted for in the instrument.)
- Criminal misdemeanors (Virginia Code, §16.1-123.1)
- Preliminary hearings for criminal felonies
- Bond hearings
May I prepay my fine(s)?
Yes, fines, and court costs may be prepaid at the General District Court's Accounting Office or online at www.courts.state.va.us
"Pay Traffic Fines, and other of offenses". A schedule of Prepayable Fines and Costs is also available online at www.courts.state.va.us
How do I request a continuance?
All continuance requests must be made in person or by fax. The request must be in writing and signed.
- Civil 385-5682
- Criminal 385-1065
- Traffic 385-1063
Does the General District Court offer its forms on-line?
Yes. The Virginia Supreme Court's Office of the Executive Secretary, continues to add General District Court
forms to the Virginia Judicial System's website www.courts.state.va.us