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File a Civil Case in General District Court

available in person   In Person

Civil cases are brought to enforce, redress, or protect the private rights of an individual, organization or government entity. The remedies available in a civil action include the recovery of money damages and the issuance of a court order requiring a party to the suit to complete an agreement or to refrain from some activity. The party who initiates the suit is the “plaintiff,” and the party against whom the suit is brought is the “defendant.” In civil cases, the plaintiff must prove his case by “a preponderance of the evidence.”

Court Calendar

Civil Returns and Motions Docket: Monday & Friday at 10:00am
Civil cases set for trial: Monday through Thursday at 1:30pm; Friday at 11:00am
Garnishment Docket: Monday and Friday at 8:30am
Small Claims: Every other Friday at 11:00am


$46.00 plus $48.00 service fees
At the time of filing, you must have a self-addressed stamped envelope to the defendant.

If being served through the Secretary of the Commonwealth:

$46.00 plus service $12 fee to Henrico General District Court plus a separate check for $28 to the Secretary of the Commonwealth.

At the time of filing, you must have a self-addressed stamped envelope to the defendant.

Writ of Possession: $25 (1st defendant Levy fee)
$12 each additional service

Writ of Fieri Facias: $25 levy fee

Contact Us

General District Court

Delivery Address
4309 E. Parham Rd.
Henrico, VA 23228

Phone (Civil)
(804) 501-4727
Phone (Crim/Traf)
(804) 501-4723

Fax (Civil)
(804) 501-4141
Fax (Crim/Traf)
(804) 501-7388

Mailing Address
P. O. Box 90775
Henrico, VA 23273-0775

Inclement Weather Policy
In the event of bad weather please listen to WRVA AM 1140 or WWBT Channel 12 for the latest closing information.


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