The Mission of the General District Court is to administer justice in a fair, timely and efficient manner in the areas of criminal, traffic, civil, small claims and involuntary civil commitment.
Thomas J. Kelley Jr., Chief Judge
Karen A. Henenberg
Richard J. McCue
Effective from September 1, see schedules for:
Criminal Court (3A)
Trial Court (3B)
Traffic Court (3C)
Civil Court (3D)
The General District Court handles misdemeanor cases and holds preliminary hearings to determine probable cause in felonies and preside over involuntary mental commitment hearings for Arlington County. In this role, the General District Court has exclusive jurisdiction over claims for damages not greater than $25,000.
The Court also processes records such as criminal warrants, civil cases, and traffic summonses.
The General District Court is comprised of the Judges' Office and the Clerk's Office.
Online court case information and prepayment can be found at http://www.courts.state.va.us/. On that site, scroll down and click on General District Court Case Information.
General District Court
1425 N. Court House Road, Suite 2500
Arlington, VA 22201
Main Number: 703-228-7900
Prepayable Traffic Fine: 703-228-4599
Clerk's Office: 703-228-4591
SSpurr (at) courts.state.va.us