Calendar, Hours & Closings

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Court is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except when scheduled to close for State holidays. Juvenile Traffic Court is held Friday at 9:00 a.m. in Courtroom 7.

 Docket Schedule

 Docket​​ Days Time
Arraignment by Clerk Mon - Fri 8:00 a.m.
Adult / Juvenile Felony Mon - Thurs 9:00, 10:00, & 11:00 a.m.
Bond Hearings Mon - Fri 9:00 a.m.
Contested Cases Mon - Fri To be set by each courtroom 1:30, 2:00 or 2:30 p.m.
Custody, Visitation, & Support Mon - Thurs

Friday
9:00, 10:00, 11:00 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.

9:00, 10:00, & 11:00 a.m.
Domestic Violence Mon - Thurs 9:00, & 11:00 a.m.
Dept of Human Services (DHS) Mon - Thurs 9:00, 10:00, & 11:00 a.m.
Dept of Child Support Enforcement (DSE) Mon - Thurs 9:00, & 11:00 a.m.
Incarcerated Adult Arraignments Mon - Fri 11:30 a.m.
Juvenile Misdemeanor/Adult Misdemeanor Warrant (Non-DV)/CHINS Mon - Thurs 9:00, 10:00, 11:00 a.m., & 1:30 p.m. (CHINS)
Juvenile Traffic Friday 9:00 a.m
Juvenile Video Detention Hearings Mon - Thurs

Friday
12:00 noon.

11:00 a.m.
Misc. Motion / Civil Motions Mon - Thurs

Friday
9:00 a.m. & 12:00 noon

9:00 a.m. only
Presentation of Operator's License Wed 4:00 p.m.​ ​

 Docket Start Times

​The docket starts at 9:00, 10:00, 11:00 and 1:30. However the parties are subpoenaed or summoned to court ½ hour earlier. This allows adequate time to find parking, get into the building and check in with the Clerk. For the 11:00 a.m. Department of Child Support Enforcement (DSE) docket, the parties are subpoenaed or summoned for 10:00 a.m.

Docket St​​​art Times Subpoenaed / Summons Time  
​ 8:00 a.m.  Processes sent out for 8:00 a.m.
 9:00 a.m.  Processes sent out for 8:30 a.m.
10:00 a.m.  Processes sent out for 9:30 am.
11:00 a.m.  Processes sent out for 10:30 am.
 1:30 p.m.  Processes sent out for 1:00 p.m.
 Contested Cases  Set by courtroom ​

 2016 Closings

January 1 , 2016 ​Holiday (New Year's) - Court Closed
January 15, 2016
Holiday (Lee/Jackson Day) - Court Closed​
January 18, 2016
Holiday (Martin Luther King Day) - Court Closed
February 15, 2016​​
Holiday (Washington's Birthday) - Court Closed
May 30, 2016
Holiday (Memorial Day) - Court Closed
July 4, 2016
Holiday (Independence Day) - Court Closed
September 5, 2016
Holiday (Labor Day) - Court Closed
October 10, 2016
Holiday (Columbus Day) - Court Closed
November 11, 2016
Holiday (Veteran's Day) - Court Closed
November 23, 2016
Court Closes at 12:00 noon
November 24 & 25, 2016
Holiday (Thanksgiving) - Court Closed
December 23​, 2016 ​Court Closes at 12:00 noon
December 26, 2016
Holiday (Christmas) - Court Closed

 Inclement Weather & Closings

​​​Closing the Courts: 

First Day - On the first day of the inclement weather or emergency event, all three of the Courts will close if the Virginia Beach Public Schools are closed. This includes year-round schools.

Second or Subsequent Days - If the inclement weather or emergency is expected to continue to a second or following day(s), the Chief Judges of the three Courts will hold a telephone conference. At that time, they will decide whether the Courts will remain closed.

​Closing Announcements:

During inclement weather, closing information will be posted on FacebookTwitter 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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