Calendar, Hours & Closings

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

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

 2023 Closing

​January 2, 2023
Holiday (New Years) - Observed
January 16,  2023
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
February 20, 2023
George Washington Day
May 29, 2023
​Memorial Day
​June 19, 2023
​July 4, 2023
​Independence Day
​September 4, 2023
​Labor Day
October 9, 2023​Columbus Day & Yorktown Victory Day
​November 7, 2023
Election Day
​November 10,  2023
Veterens Day (Observed)
​November 22, 2023
Court Closes at Noon
​November 23, 2023
​November 24, 2023
Holiday (Day After Thanksgiving)
​December 22, 2023
Court Closes at Noon
​December 25, 2023

 Docket Schedule

Mon - Fri 8:00 a.m.
Adult / Criminal Mon - Thurs 9:00 & 10:30 a.m.
Bond Hearings Mon - Fri 9:00 a.m.
Contested Cases Mon - Thurs
To be set by each courtroom 1:30 p.m.
Custody, Visitation, & Support Mon - Fri
9:00 & 10:30 a.m.
Dept of Human Services (DHS)
Mon - Thurs 9:00 & 10:30 a.m.
Dept of Child Support Enforcement (DSE) Mon - Wed
9:00 a.m.
Incarcerated Adult Arraignments Mon - Fri 9:30 a.m.
Juvenile Delinquent & CHINS Mon - Thurs 9:00 & 10:30 a.m.
Juvenile Traffic Friday 9:00 a.m
Juvenile Video Detention Hearings Mon - Fri
11:30 a.m.
Misc. Motion / Civil Motions Mon - Fri 10:30 & 2:00 p.m.
​Protective Orders Emergency​Mon-Fri​9:00 a.m.
​Protective Orders Trials​Fri​9am​

 Docket Start Times

​The docket starts at 9:00, 10:30, and 1:30. Parties are subpoenaed or summoned to court 30 minutes​ earlier. This allows adequate time to find parking, get into the building and check in with the Clerk.

 Inclement Weather & Closings

​​​Closing the Courts: 

In the event of inclement weather or emergency, court closures will be posted on  and local news channels by 6:15 am. The Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court will also post announcements on Facebook, Twitter and the Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Court direct line (757) 385-4391.

Continued Cases:

Following a court closure for inclement weather or some other emergency, all cases scheduled on the affected date(s) will be continued. All parties will receive a summons or notice of hearing with the new court date. It may take 2 to 3 weeks for the Clerk's Office to continue these cases. Please do not call in to request a continuance date. 

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