Richmond Courthouses

Last updated: December 13, 2013

Whether you like fine art, Civil War history, or attend NASCAR events at the Richmond International Speedway (or all of the above!), Richmond is a city unlike any other. Steeped in rich history, this city was founded in 1737, is the capital of the Commonwealth of Virginia and was the place of Patrick Henry’s “Give me liberty or give me death” speech during the Revolutionary War.

If you’re a resident, you know there are several of courthouses in the area. If you have a criminal, civil, probate or family law matter, it’s probably in one of the circuit courts. FindLaw has compiled a list of both state and federal courts, plus some helpful information on what types of cases each court handles.

State Courts

  • Supreme Court of Virginia

    100 North Ninth Street
    5th Floor

    Richmond
    , VA 23219

    Tel: (804) 786-2251

    Parking: Click here for parking information. Strongly consider taking public transportation. This is a very congested area.

    Note: The Supreme Court is the highest state court in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Its primary function is to review decisions of the lower courts. If you need help locating a case, click here.

  • Court of Appeals of Virginia

    109 North Eighth Street
    Richmond
    , VA 23219-2321

    Tel: (804) 371-8428

    Parking: Click here for parking information. Strongly consider taking public transportation. This is a very congested area.

    Note: This court provides appellate review of final decisions of the circuit courts in domestic relations matters, appeals from decisions of an administrative agency, traffic infractions and criminal cases, except where a sentence of death has been imposed. It also hears appeals of final decisions of the Virginia Workers' Compensation Commission.

  • Richmond Circuit Court, 13th Judicial Circuit of Virginia

    John Marshall Courts Building
    400 North Ninth Street

    Richmond
    , VA 23219

    Tel: (804) 646-6505

    Parking: Click here for parking information. Strongly consider taking public transportation. This is a very congested area.

    Note: This court handles both civil and criminal matters. Richmond Traffic Court is also located in this building and can be reached at (804) 646-6431.

  • Richmond Manchester General District Court

    920 Hull Street, Southside
    Richmond
    , VA 23224

    Tel: (804) 646-8990

    Parking: Click here for parking information. Strongly consider taking public transportation.

    Note: This court handles criminal and traffic for the Manchester area.

  • Adult Drug Court

    Public Safety Building
    501 N. Ninth St., 2nd Floor

    Richmond
    , VA 23219

    Tel: (804) 646-3655

    Parking: Click here for parking information. Strongly consider taking public transportation.

    Note: The Richmond Adult Drug Court Program is an to incarceration and probation for selected non-violent felony offenders with substance abuse problems. The cases of these offenders initially appear on any circuit court judge's docket for sentencing or probation revocation hearings. You must be accepted into the program.

  • Richmond-Criminal General District Court

    920 Hull Street, Northside
    Richmond
    , VA 23224

    Tel: (804) 646-6677

    Parking: Click here for parking information. Strongly consider taking public transportation.

    Note: This court handles all criminal matters.

  • Richmond Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court

    Oliver Hill Courts Building
    1600 Oliver Hill Way

    Richmond
    , VA 23219

    Tel: (804) 646-2942

    Parking: Click here for parking information. Strongly consider taking public transportation.

    Note: The juvenile and domestic relations district court handles cases involving: Juvenile Delinquency, Child Abuse/Neglect/Custody/Visitation/Support, Foster Care, Emancipation, Support Orders, Family Law.

  • Richmond Magistrate Court for District 13

    Richmond City Office
    200 West Grace Street, First Floor

    Richmond
    , VA 23220

    Tel: (804) 646-6871

    Parking: Click here for parking information. Strongly consider taking public transportation.

    Note: Magistrate duties include issuing various types of processes such as arrest warrants, summonses, bonds, search warrants, subpoenas, and certain civil warrants. Magistrates also conduct bail hearings.

  • Virginia Worker’s Compensation Commission

    1000 DMV Drive
    Richmond
    , VA 23220

    Tel: (877) 664-2566

    Parking: Click here for parking information. Strongly consider taking public transportation.

    Note: This office holds evidentiary hearings at its main branch office and various satellite offices throughout the state. Call to learn more or speak to a qualified worker’s compensation attorney.

     

Federal Courts

  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Virginia

    Richmond Division, U.S. Bankruptcy Court
    701 East Broad Street, Suite 4000

    Richmond
    , VA 23219

    Tel: (804) 916-2400

    Parking: Click here for parking information. Strongly consider taking public transportation.

    Note: The Richmond division handles bankruptcy cases from the following areas: the cities of Colonial Heights, Emporia, Fredericksburg, Hopewell, Richmond and Petersburg, and the counties of Amelia, Brunswick, Caroline, Charles City, Chesterfield, Dinwiddie, Essex, Goochland, Greensville, Hanover, Henrico, King and Queen, King George, King William, Lancaster, Lunenburg, Mecklenburg, Middlesex, New Kent, Northumberland, Nottoway, Powhatan, Prince Edward, Prince George, Richmond, Spotsylvania, Surry, Sussex and Westmoreland.