The General District Court decides civil suits involving amounts of money up to $25,000, traffic cases, and misdemeanor criminal cases. A misdemeanor is any charge, which carries a penalty of no more than one year in jail or a fine of up to $2,500, or both. The General District Court also holds preliminary hearings in felony cases. Any charge, which may be punishable by more than one year in jail, is called a felony. All King & Queen County General District Court cases are heard in the General Courthouse located within the county administration building.

General District Court Clerk, Jill C. Hall

Address and Contact Information

242 Allens Circle, Suite F
P.O. Box 86
King & Queen C.H., VA 23085
Phone: (804) 785-5982 or (804) 769-5008
Fax: (804) 785-5694

Office Hours 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Monday – Friday, except legal holidays

Court Forms

General District Court forms and instructions are available online at Virginia Judicial System website. These forms can be completed online and printed for submission to the court.

Court Schedules

General District Court is held in the courtroom in the Courts and Administration Building at King & Queen Courthouse located at 242 Allens Circle. Court is held on the first and third Fridays and the second Thursday of each month. Arraignments are scheduled at 9:00 a.m., criminal trials at 11:00 a.m. and civil cases at 1:30 p.m.

For more information on the date and time of your court appearance visit the Virginia Judicial Systems website.

Payment/Appeal/Continuance Information
  • Online payments may be made for pre-court & post court using Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Discover (4% convenience fee assessed on total).
  • For automated prepayment information, call (804) 785-5695. Payments are accepted until 3:30 p.m.
  • Notices of appeal should be filed in person within 10 calendar days from your conviction date.
  • The Commonwealth Attorney grants continuances for criminal cases. The Clerk grants the first continuance on traffic cases. The Judge grants all subsequent continuances.

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