COVID 19

COVID-19 Order - July 14 2020

COVID-19 Amended Order dated June 16, 2020

COVID-19 ORDER DATED JUNE 3, 2020 - CONTINUING THROUGH JUNE 28

COVID-19 ORDER DATED MAY 15, 2020 FOR JUVENILE & DOMESTIC RELATIONS DISTRICT COURT PROCEEDINGS 

PHASE I TRANSITIONAL PLAN 

Information from the Clerk’s Office

Court Expectations

Pursuant to the Supreme Court of Virginia's order, all persons aged 10 or over entering the courthouse must wear a face covering that covers the nose and mouth unless they have difficulty breathing, cannot remove a face mask without help or have other medical issues that make the wearing of a face covering unsafe.

Only necessary parties should come to the courthouse for your hearing. (This means only persons who will be testifying in your hearing.)

In particular bringing children to court is strongly discouraged unless directed by the court to do so.

Social distancing will be required in the courthouse and all courtrooms.

CDC guidelines will be followed by the court. Any person who is ill, has traveled to a virus “Hotspot” or has been instructed to quarantine due to the virus must advise the court prior to coming to the courthouse for your case. You will receive further instructions.

While cellphones are not generally allowed in the courthouse, bring your cellphone in the event you are required to return to your car to wait to be notified of your hearing.

Rescheduled Hearings

Rescheduled hearing dates will be mailed to all parties as soon as cases are continued. Please keep the court updated of any address changes.

Email

We request that you only use the email address (vabjdr@vacourts.gov) for cases to be heard during this emergency time period. Any other documents should be filed by mail or wait to be filed in person until after the Orders have expired using the normal filing procedures. Please do not fax and email the same documents.

Motion for Remote Hearing

Motions for Remote Hearing may be filed according to the Court's COVID-19 Orders dated May 15, 2020 and June 2, 2020. Please use this form

Driver’s License Ceremonies

Driver’s License Ceremonies will be suspended until September. If the court receives your license from DMV before the ceremonies are resumed, your driver’s license will be mailed to you.

Parenting Class

Please be advised that during the Judicial Emergency, parties may satisfy the parenting seminar requirement by attending an approved webinar listed on the Supreme Court's website.

The link is located on the Virginia Supreme Court's main Parenting Education web page under the “Find A Parent Education Seminar” heading: http://www.vacourts.gov/courtadmin/aoc/djs/programs/parented/home.html

Court Ordered Conditions

If you cannot complete your court-ordered conditions, such as community service or driving school due to closings, please submit a written request for additional time to complete these conditions. Requests should be mailed to:

Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Court

2425 Nimmo Parkway, Building 10A

Virginia Beach, VA 23456

We sincerely appreciate your patience during this time.

Contact Information