Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court

Executive Order Requirement to Wear Face Covering While Inside Buildings
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Updated: 1/28/2021

In the Supreme Court of Virginia held at the Supreme Court Building in the City of Richmond on Tuesday the 19th day of January, 2021.

IN RE: SIXTEENTH ORDER EXTENDING DECLARATION OF JUDICIAL EMERGENCY IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19 EMERGENCY

Under the constitutional, statutory, and inherent authority of the Supreme Court of Virginia, the Court unanimously EXTENDS the Declaration of Judicial Emergency through February 14, 2021, and ORDERS that the provisions of the Fifteenth Order Extending Declaration of Judicial Emergency In Response To Covid-19 Emergency, entered December 18, 2020 (Fifteenth Order), shall continue to apply in all courts of the Commonwealth for the duration of this Order unless amended by future order.

This Order shall be in effect from January 25, 2021, through February 14, 2021. Accordingly, the Period of Judicial Emergency now extends from March 16, 2020, through February 14, 2021. The Declaration of Judicial Emergency may be extended for additional periods as provided in Va. Code § 17.1-330(E). It is so ORDERED.

The court and security personnel shall direct such individuals to contact the clerk’s office by telephone or other remote means to inform the clerk of their business before the court so they may receive further instruction regarding alternate arrangements for court access. See the Judicial Emergency Order.

Effective Now: 

  • Please NOTE: In light of the spread of the Coronavirus we are unable to present driver's license in court. All driver's license will be mailed until further notice.
  • Only parties and witnesses will be allowed in the courtroom and the number of persons allowed in the courtroom at the same time will be limited. 
  • If you have been ill or are currently experiencing symptoms such as shortness of breath, cough, or a fever, or if you have been exposed to someone who has been diagnosed with the coronavirus, please contact the clerk’s office to reschedule your hearing. 
  • The court is conducting hearings by telephone and/or video conferencing. To request a remote hearing, please file a motion with the clerk’s office.

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J&DR Clerk’s Office - 757-890-3470
Commonwealth’s Attorney - 757-890-3401
Court Service Unit Information (Juvenile Probation), call 757-890-3480.

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