Where is the General District Court located?

The Virginia Beach General District Court is located on the first and second floors of the Judicial Center, Building 10. Our address is:

Virginia Beach General District Court
2425 Nimmo Parkway
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23456-9057

What are the General District Court's hours of operation?

The General District Court staff is available to serve the public Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., except when the General District Court is closed. Telephone operators are on duty from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

What cases are heard in the General District Court?

The General District Court hears:

  • Traffic violations (Virginia Code, §16.1-123.1)
  • Civil cases (Virginia Code, §16.1-77) - Exclusive original jurisdiction for almost all claims NOT exceeding $4,500*; Concurrent jurisdiction with the Circuit Court for claims from $4,500 to $15,000*. (*Exclusive of interest and any attorney's fees contracted for in the instrument.)
  • Criminal misdemeanors (Virginia Code, §16.1-123.1)
  • Preliminary hearings for criminal felonies
  • Bond hearings

May I prepay my fine(s)?

Yes. Fines and court costs may be prepaid at the General District Court's Accounting Office or online at courts.state.va.us A schedule of pre-payable fines and costs is also available online at courts.state.va.us.

​How do I request a continuance?

All continuance requests must be made in person or by fax. The request must be in writing and signed.

Fax Numbers

  • Civil 757-385-5682
  • Criminal 757-385-1065
  • Traffic 757-385-1063

Does the General District Court offer its forms online?

Yes. The Virginia Supreme Court's Office of the Executive Secretary continues to add General District Court forms to the Virginia Judicial System's website courts.state.va.us.