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.


Court Schedule

Civil

  • 1st & 3rd Friday
  • 8:30 a.m., Garnishments
  • 9:00 a.m., Returns
  • 11:00 a.m., Small Claims
  • 1:00 p.m., Trials (scheduled for specific times by Judge)

Criminal & Traffic

  • Thursday, 9:00 a.m., Commonwealth Returns (except as noted)
  • Thursday, 10:00 a.m., State Police
  • 2nd & 4th Thursday, 9:00 a.m., County Code Offenses
  • 1st & 3rd Thursday, 11:00 a.m., Town of Luray
  • 4th Thursday, 11:00 a.m., Town of Shenandoah
  • 2nd Thursday, 11:00 a.m., Town of Stanley
  • 5th Monday & Friday, 10:00 a.m., ASAP Non-compliance
  • Thursday, 1:00 p.m., Trials (scheduled for specific times by Judge)
  • 5th Monday & Friday, 9:00 a.m., Trials (scheduled for specific times by Judge)