General District Court

Public Advisory - Telephone Scam Alert

Please view the public advisory regarding the Telephone Scam Alert (PDF).

Audio-Visual Upgrades in Chesterfield Courts

With the assistance of many departments and agencies, Chesterfield Courts are making progress on a project to upgrade audio-visual technology in all 17 courtrooms.

About General District Court

The General District Court presides over:

  • Civil cases
    • involving amounts up to $25,000
    • recovery of personal property
  • Small claims
    • Up to $5,000
    • personal property valued up to $5,000
  • Criminal Cases
    • Felony preliminary hearings
    • Misdemeanor trials
  • Traffic Court

Cases for all three divisions can be accessed by docket number or name on the Virginia Judicial System Website.

Access Cases Online

  1. Log into the Virginia Judicial System website.
  2. Select General District Court under Case Status and Information.
  3. Select “Chesterfield GDC”
  4. Access by Name, Case Number, or Date


This website contains general information and is not intended as legal advice. Federal, state and local laws and/or rules, regulations and policies of the Supreme Court of Virginia and/or the Chesterfield General District Courts take precedence in the event this website's information is, in any way, inconsistent. Information will be updated as soon as possible after changes in laws, rules, regulations and policies.