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Circuit Court
  • Hon. Paul W. Cella, Chief Judge
  • Hon. Joseph M. Teefey, Jr., Presiding Judge
  • Hon. Dennis M. Martin, Presiding Judge

Terms of Court & General Information

  • Criminal term begins: third Thursday of each month
  • Civil term begins: third Thursday of each month
  • Grand Juries: first day of criminal term
  • Criminal cases set on Term Day
  • Civil cases set on Civil Term Day in pre-trial conference for matured cases
  • Court convenes at 9 a.m.
  • Commissioners in Chancery are utilized

Contact Us
Shalva J. Braxton
Clerk of the Circuit Court


7 Courthouse Ave.
Petersburg, VA 23803

Ph: 804-733-2367
Fx: 804-732-5548

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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City of Petersburg - Virginia