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Last Updated: 2010-01-04

Court Services

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In the year 2009, the Court Services Division provided a safe and secure environment for four courthouses for the city of Richmond. The John Marshall Courts Building (13 courtrooms - 8 Circuit Courts / 3 District Civil Courts / 2 District Traffic Courts), the Oliver Hill Courts Building (5 courtrooms – District Juvenile & Domestic Relations), the Manchester Courts Building (1 courtroom – District - Criminal & Traffic Courts), and the Safety & Security Building (2 courtrooms – District Criminal Courts).

On January 6, 2010, the Manchester Courts Building began a new era with the opening of a beautifully renovated facility. The District Courts, previously located at the Safety & Security Building, moved its operation to the modern Manchester Courts Building located at 901 Decatur Street. Combined, these courthouses conduct more than 285,000 cases each year for the city of Richmond; an average of over 23,000 cases per month.

The Richmond City Sheriff’s Office has continued to provide excellent services while managing the court's busy operations.

Civil Process

The Civil Process Division provides timely notice to persons or legal entities of pending legal action. The notice may be in the form of a variety of legal documents, and must be served in accordance with the law. Some of the legal notices are capias, detinue summons/warrants, fieri-facia (writ), garnishment summons, jail summons, show cause summons, witness summons, and protective orders.

Performing civil process services presents a large challenge, which is met every day with due diligence. In 2009, the Civil Process Division successfully served more than 122,000 legal documents. These documents include 102,000 civil subpoenas, 995 criminal warrants, 3,250 DMV notices, 138 levies, 134 repossessions and 2,356 court ordered evictions and/or foreclosures.

Jury Office

The Civil Process Division provides timely notice to persons or legal entities of pending legal action. The notice may be in the form of a variety of legal documents, and must be served in accordance with the law. Some of the legal notices are capias, detinue summons/warrants, fieri-facia (writ), garnishment summons, jail summons, show cause summons, witness summons, and protective orders.

Court Contact Information

Location, contact and general information for Richmond's Courts are listed below:




JOHN MARSHALL COURTS BUILDING
400 North 9th Street
Richmond, VA 23219
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Hours of Operation: Mon-Fri, 8am-4:45pm

DRESS CODE: Please contact the Clerk's Office for information.


OfficePhone number
Civil Process(804)646-6600
Traffic Court(804)646-6431
Circuit Court(804)646-6553
Circuit Court Clerk’s Office (804)646-6767 / 6506
Civil Clerk’s Office (804)646-6461
Information Desk (804)646-6788 / 3729
Record Room (804)646-6530
Commonwealth’s Attorney (804)646-3500
Victim-Witness Services (804)646-7665
Jury Office (804)646-6501
Traffic Court (804)646-6431



RICHMOND JUVENILE & DOMESTIC RELATIONS GENERAL DISTRICT COURT
OLIVER HILL COURTS BUILDING
1600 Oliver Hill Way
Richmond, VA 23223
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Hours of operation:
Monday 8AM to 5:00PM
Tuesday 7:30AM to 5:00PM
Wednesday 7:30 to 5:00PM
Thursday 7:30 to 5:00PM
Friday 8:00AM to 5:00PM

DRESS CODE: Please contact the Clerk's Office for information.


OfficePhone number
Court Service Unit(804)646-2900
Clerk of Court(804)646-2942
Public Defender’s Office(804)646-2958
Commonwealth Attorney (804)646-2950
Child Support Enforcement (804)646-2989
Information Desk (804)646-2972
Court Appointed Special Advocate (804)646-0518
Court Fax (804)646-5114



MANCHESTER COURT HOUSE
400 North 9th Street
Richmond, VA 23219
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Hours of Operation: Mon-Fri, 8am-4:45pm

DRESS CODE: Please contact the Clerk's Office for information.


OfficePhone number
Civil Process(804)646-6600
Traffic Court(804)646-6431
Circuit Court(804)646-6553
Circuit Court Clerk’s Office (804)646-6767 / 6506
Civil Clerk’s Office (804)646-6461
Information Desk (804)646-6788 / 3729
Record Room (804)646-6530
Commonwealth’s Attorney (804)646-3500
Victim-Witness Services (804)646-7665
Jury Office (804)646-6501
Traffic Court (804)646-6431

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