Frequently Asked Questions

​​​​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 "Pay Traffic Fines, and other of offenses". A schedule of Prepayable Fines and Costs is also available online at

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.
Fax Numbers:
  • 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
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