Circuit Court Judges Chambers
The Henrico Circuit Court is the 14th Judicial Circuit Court in Virginia and
is the trial court of general jurisdiction. The Henrico Circuit Court is
composed of five full time judges. It’s located at the government center,
4301 East Parham Road. Here are directions.
Local Rules for Henrico Circuit Court.
Suggested Practices and Procedures in Civil cases in the Circuit Courts of Richmond, Chesterfield, Colonial Heights, and Henrico (Local Rules .pdf)
The Circuit Court has authority to try a full range of cases, both civil and
criminal, jury and non-jury. Civil cases include a wide variety of business
disputes, personal injury, and domestic relations cases. The Henrico Circuit
Court is organized into three divisions: Criminal, Civil, and Equity.
Here is additional information about the
jurisdiction of the Circuit Court.
The Criminal division of the Circuit Court has original jurisdiction of all
felony cases. In addition, the Circuit Court hears appeals of misdemeanor
cases tried in the General District Court and
Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court. The Civil
division has exclusive original jurisdiction for all
claims seeking $25,000 and above. The Civil division also hears claims for writs,
garnishments, and other disputes over money damages. The Equity division has
original jurisdiction over all divorces. In addition it hears claims for
equitable remedies (or those claims seeking judgment for something other than money)
including injunctions, partition suits and adoptions. The Circuit Court also
hears appeals of family law cases tried in the
Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court (mainly support, custody and visitation issues).
The Henrico County Drug Court
is designed to reduce crime and increase the likelihood of successful
rehabilitation of its participants after violation of probation.