INSTRUCTIONS FOR CONTINUANCE REQUEST FORM

  1. This form must be completed in its entirety.
  2. It is the policy of this court that all parties must sign the form unless a valid protective order from any jurisdiction is in effect.
  3. All continuance requests should be submitted as early as possible, preferably no later than 72 hours prior to the court date
  4. Submit the fully completed and signed form to the Clerk’s Office via fax (804-501-4756), mail (P.O. Box 90775, Henrico, Virginia 23273), or in person (between the hours of 8:30am and 4:30pm).
  5. If approved, the Clerk’s Office will attempt to notify all parties involved in the case.
  6. Each party is responsible for notifying witnesses and requesting that their witnesses be re-summonsed. A request for witness subpoena form must be completed and returned to the Clerk’s Office. The Clerk’s Office will not summons anyone without a completed request submitted on a subpoena request form.

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Only the judge may grant a continuance and excuse your appearance. Unless you are notified that your continuance has been granted you must appear on the date and time originally scheduled.