General District Court

Please Note: The Arlington County General District Court Clerk's off will be closing at 3:30pm today. We apologize for any inconvenience. We will re-open on Monday, June 12th at 8:00am.

 

 

 

 

 


The General District Court is comprised of the Judges’ Office and the Clerk’s Office.

See the General District Court’s homepage on the Virginia’s Judicial System website for online court case information, forms, and prepayment.

The General District Court:

  • Handles misdemeanor cases and holds preliminary hearings to determine probable cause in felonies
  • Presides over involuntary mental commitment hearings for Arlington County.
  • Has exclusive jurisdiction over claims for damages not greater than $25,000.
  • Processes records such as criminal warrants, civil cases, and traffic summonses.

Clerk

Brian. P Henshaw
703-228-7900 (Clerk’s Office)

Judges

  • Hon. Romaine Frances O’Brien, Chief Judge
  • Hon. Jason S. Rucker