Virginia District Courts

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Virginia District Courts

The Virginia District Courts, created in 1973, are trial courts in the Commonwealth of Virginia that have jurisdiction over cases such as traffic violations, misdemeanors and civil claims for less than $4,500. For civil cases between $4,500 and $25,000, jurisdiction is shared with the circuit courts.[1][2]

Judges of the district courts are elected by the Virginia General Assembly for terms of six years.[3]

Court division

There are district courts in each city and county in Virginia.

Judicial District

District Counties served
1st Chesapeake
2nd Virginia Beach
2A Accomack and Northampton
3rd Portsmouth
4th Norfolk
5th Franklin City, Isle of Wight, Southampton and Suffolk
6th Brunswick, Emporia, Greensville, Hopewell, Prince George, Surry and Sussex
7th Newport News
8th Hampton
9th Charles City, Gloucester, James City/Williamsburg, King William, King and Queen, Mathews, Middlesex, New Kent and York/Poquoson
10th Appomattox, Buckingham, Charlotte, Cumberland, Halifax, Lunenburg, Mecklenburg and Prince Edward
11th Amelia, Dinwiddie, Nottoway, Petersburg and Powhatan
12th Chesterfield and Colonial Heights
13th Richmond City
14th Henrico
15th Caroline, Essex, Fredericksburg, Hanover, King George, Lancaster, Northumberland, Richmond, Spotsylvania, Stafford and Westmoreland
16th Albemarle, Charlottesville, Culpeper, Fluvanna, Goochland, Greene, Louisa, Madison and Orange
17th Arlington and Falls Church
18th Alexandria
19th Fairfax City and Fairfax County
20th Fauquier, Loudoun and Rappahannock
21st Henry, Martinsville and Patrick
22nd Danville, Franklin and Pittsylvania
23rd Roanoke City, Roanoke County and Salem
24th Amherst, Bedford, Campbell, Lynchburg and Nelson
25th Alleghany/Covington, Augusta, Bath, Botetourt, Buena Vista, Craig, Highland, Lexington/Rockbridge, Staunton and Waynesboro
26th Clarke, Frederick/Winchester, Harrisonburg/Rockingham, Page, Shenandoah and Warren
27th Bland, Carroll, Floyd, Galax, Giles, Grayson, Montgomery, Pulaski, Radford and Wythe
28th Bristol, Smyth and Washington
29th Buchanan, Dickenson, Russell and Tazewell
30th Lee, Scott and Wise/Norton
31st Prince William

See also

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