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Clerk
Ms. Linda J. Moore

Phone Numbers
(804) 748-1231
(804) 748-1757 Fax

Internet/E-mail/Fax Filing
Filings are accepted via mail, courier or hand delivery.

NOTE: Filings will not be accepted via the Internet, e-mail or fax.


General District Court Clerk's Office Hours
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Monday through Friday, excluding State holidays.


Mailing Address
P.O. Box 144
Chesterfield, VA. 23832

Street Address
9500 Courthouse Road
Chesterfield, VA. 23832 

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Parking

Parking is permitted in any area except those that are gated, marked "reserved," or designated for jurors. There is no fee for parking.

 



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Appearing in Court

You must appear in court on all criminal offenses, unless

  • you are charged with one or more pre-payable non-traffic misdemeanor offenses
  • have pre-paid the correct amount to the clerk
  • or your payment is received by the clerk before your trial date

In the Courtroom 

Defendants  

If you are a defendant, listen for your name to be called and then promptly walk to the front of the courtroom to the judge when the clerk calls your case.

Witnesses

If you are a witness in a case, listen for the names of the defendant(s) in the case to be called and then promptly walk to the front of the courtroom to the judge when the clerk calls your case.

Failure to appear  

In criminal cases, if a defendant fails to pay the fine and court costs and fails to appear in court, a separate warrant may be issued against the defendant on the new charge of failure to appear.

  • The defendant then will have to stand trial on that charge, as well as the original charge.

 

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