General District Court

Page General District Court, 26th Judicial District of Virginia
The General District Court handles traffic violations, misdemeanors, and conducts preliminary hearings for felony charges. General District Courts have exclusive jurisdiction over any claim not exceeding $4,500, excluding interest and attorney's fees. The General District Court has concurrent jurisdiction with the Circuit Court over any claim in excess of $4,500 and up to and including $25,000, excluding interest and attorney's fees claimed. Examples of civil claims are landlord-tenant disputes, personal injury actions, contract disputes, small claims and warrant in detinue.