General District Court

The Arlington County General District Court Clerk's office is open 8:00am to 4:00pm daily.

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

Expungement Clinic- June 22, 2024 (10:00am-1:00pm)

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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.


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


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