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Chesterfield, VA 23832 



Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court
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When you enter the courthouse

  • You will be required to pass through metal detectors
  • All cases and purses brought into the building will be screened
  • All Prohibited  items must be left outside the Courthouse at home or in your vehicle.
  • Sheriff’s deputies will not hold or take any responsibility for items left outside the Courthouse.
  • Turn right and proceed down the hall to the Court Service Unit.
  • Look for the door marked “Court Services, Probation and Parole.”
  • Enter and a receptionist will be there to assist you from this point.

Courtroom etiquette

Appropriate dress is required for all court proceedings.

  • No shorts
  • No tank tops
  • No mini skirts
  • No cut-off jeans
  • No clothing with obscene or vulgar wording or picture.

Who should come with you to court

  • You should bring any adult witness.
  • You are discouraged from bringing young children with you to court.
    • If you must bring children, please bring an adult to supervise the child while you are in the courtroom.
  • Avoid bringing anyone who may cause a disturbance during your visit to the Courthouse.

Not allowed in courthouse

The Court prohibits

  • ALL electronic devices including but not limited to
    • cell phones that include a camera
    • tablets
    • lap top computers
    • radios
    • video games
    • mp3 devices
    • dvd and cd players
    • tape recorders
  • ANYTHING that could be used as a weapon including but not limited to 
    • guns
    • knives
    • scissors
    • nail trimmers
    • knitting needles
  • Food and drink are allowed ONLY IN RESTRICTED AREAS. 
  • No smoking is allowed.

What should I do if I need and Interpreter?

If you need an interpreter, call the Court Service Unit/Domestic Relations Office at 804-748-1372 to schedule an appointment and that you will need an interpreter.

  • If your case is not heard on the same day as your appointment, the Clerk of Court’s Office will ensure that you have an interpreter assigned for your hearing.
  • Prior to court, you may confirm with the Clerk’s Office at (804) 748-1379 that an interpreter has been assigned to assist you.

What should I do if I need help because of a physical challenge?

If you are physically challenged, you may notify the Clerk's Office at 804-748-1379 as soon as you file petition. The Clerk's Office will arrange to have a Bailiff available to help when you arrive at the Courthouse.


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