Richmond Court

Find Richmond Virginia courts and courthouses, such as federal, state, district, superior, criminal, common, circuit, judicial, judiciary, divorce, appeals, family, traffic, and small claims courts. Courts provide information on legal cases, law documents, case searches, and appeals.

Henrico Circuit Court 4301 East Parham Road Richmond VA 23228 804-501-4202

Henrico County General District Court 4301 East Parham Road Richmond VA 23228 804-501-4723

Henrico County Magistrate Court 4301 East Parham Road Richmond VA 23228 804-501-5285

Richmond Circuit Court 400 North 9th Street Richmond VA 23219 804-646-6505

Richmond Criminal Court 501 North 9th Street Richmond VA 23219 804-646-6677

Richmond Magistrate Court 200 West Grace Street Richmond VA 23220 804-646-6871

Richmond Manchester District Court 905 Decatur Street Richmond VA 23224 804-646-8990

Richmond Traffic Court 400 North 9th Street Richmond VA 23219 804-646-6431

About Richmond Courts

Courts in Richmond, VA are government institutions that resolve legal disputes in accordance with local and Virginia law and are housed in courthouses. Courts are divided into Criminal Courts and Civil Courts. In Richmond Criminal Courts, the government prosecutes a case against parties accused of breaking the law. In Richmond Civil Courts the Court resolves disputes between citizens.

You may contact Courts for questions about:
  • Richmond court records and judgments
  • Law documents, filings and case records
  • Appealing Richmond court judgments
  • Court calendars and dockets
  • Richmond background checks
Richmond Court Records

Richmond court records are available to the public at the Courthouse. Records vary by specific court, however, commonly requested public records include copies of court decisions, court filings and records, court dockets and calendars, people and background check information as well as criminal records.

About the US Court System

The United States Legal System is comprised of a Federal Court System and Fifty State Court Systems which hear cases at Richmond Courthouses.

Richmond Trial Courts

Richmond Courts, where cases are heard for the first time, are where both sides, the prosecutor and defendant present evidence to argue and support their versions of events. A jury usually decides the outcome of cases and a single judge presides over the court room.

Limited Jurisdiction Court

Limited Jurisdiction Courts in Richmond are typically limited to hearing only cases about small claims, traffic and driving violations, and misdemeanor offenses. Other courts of limited jurisdiction include Richmond Probate Courts and Richmond Family Courts.

Appellate Court in Richmond, Virginia

Appellate Courts, or Courts of Appeal, hear appeals of decisions that are reached in Richmond Trial Courts. A judge or a panel of judges presides over the appellate process and decides the outcome of the trial rather than a jury.

Virginia Federal Courts

Federal Courts are divided into Trial Courts and Appellate courts. Richmond Federal Courts are divided into Courts of General Jurisdiction and Courts of Limited Jurisdiction. General Jurisdiction Courts preside over all matters of cases, whereas Courts of Limited Jurisdiction are limited by their scope. Federal Courts in Virginia are referred to as Superior Courts or District Courts and have jurisdictional authority over defined geographic areas.

Twelve Circuit Courts comprise the US Appellate Court System with the United States Supreme Court at its head. Appellate Courts in Virginia state are similar to the Federal System, whereas multiple appellate courts hear cases within a defined geographic area, governed by the highest State Court, the Virginia Supreme Court.