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Page Circuit Court, 26th Judicial Circuit of Virginia
 
The circuit court is the trial court with the broadest powers in Virginia. The circuit court handles all civil cases with claims of more than $15,000. It shares authority with the general district court to hear matters involving between $4,500 and $15,000. The circuit court has the authority to hear serious criminal cases called felonies. The circuit court also handles family matters, including divorce. In addition, the circuit court hears cases appealed from the general district court and from the juvenile and domestic relations district court.

Terms of Court and General Information:
Terms begin: 4th Monday in January, April, July & October
Motion Day: Tuesday after 2nd Monday, each month.
Misdemeanor appeal days: Tuesday following fourth Monday, January to November
Grand Juries: 4th Monday, each month except May and December
Praecipe must be filed not less than 7 days preceding Motion Day nor more than 30 days.
Court convenes at 9:00 a.m.
Commissioners in Chancery are utilized.
Local rules adopted pursuant to Section 8.01-4.

Clerk

C. R. Wilson


Hours

9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Contact Information

116 South Court Street

Suite A

Luray, VA   22835

(540) 743-4064

(540) 743-6902

Fax: (540) 743-2338



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.


Court Schedule:
Civil
Second and Fourth Friday
        8:30 a.m.   Garnishment Returns
        9:00 a.m.   Civil Returns
       11:00 a.m.   Small Claims Returns
        1:00 p.m.    Trials (times schedule by Judge)

Criminal and Traffic
First and Third Thursday
        9:00 a.m.   Citizens Complaints (ex. Bad Check Charges)
        9:00 a.m.   Department of Forestry, Department of Game and Inland Fisheries,  Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control
      10:00 a.m.   State Police Returns
      11:00 a.m.   Town of Luray Returns
        1:00 p.m.   Trials (times scheduled by Judge)

Second and Fourth Thursday
        9:00 a.m.   Page County Returns
      10:00 a.m.   State Police Returns
      11:00 a.m.   Town of Stanley (Second Thursday)
      11:00 a.m.   Town of Shenandoah (Fourth Thursday)
       1:00 p.m.    Trials (times scheduled by Judge)

Fifth Monday and Friday
        9:00 a.m.    Returns
      10:00 a.m.    ASAP Non-compliance
       Trials as scheduled by Judge

Clerk:
Amanda Nicole Taylor
Email: ataylor@courts.state.va.us

Hours:
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Contact Information:
116 South Court Street, Suite B
Luray, VA  22835
Phone: (540) 743-5705
Fax: (540) 743-5334


Page Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court, 26th Judicial District of Virginia

In Virginia, a juvenile is any person under 18 years of age. The juvenile and domestic relations district court hears all matters involving juveniles such as criminal or traffic matters. Juvenile delinquency cases are cases involving a minor under the age of 18 who has been accused of committing an offense that would be considered criminal if committed by an adult. Other juvenile offenses may be referred to as status offenses. Status offenses are those acts that are unlawful only because they are committed by a minor. In addition, this court handles other matters involving the family such as custody, support and visitation. The court also hears family abuse cases, cases where adults have been accused of child abuse or neglect, and criminal cases where the defendant and alleged victim are family or household members.

Continuance Policy: Continuances granted by Judge.

Court Schedule
Civil
   9:00 a.m., Tuesdays
   9:00 a.m., 3rd, 4th & 5th Fridays
Juvenile Traffic & Criminal
   9:30 a.m., Mondays
Adult Criminal Returns
   1:30 p.m., Mondays
DCSE
   4th & 5th, Tuesdays
Bond Hearings
   1:15 p.m., Every Court Day

Clerk

Ollie Susan Aleshire

Email: saleshire@courts.state.va.us


Hours

8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Contact Information

116 South Court Street

Suite F

Luray, VA  22835

(540) 743-4152

Fax: (540) 743-4690


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