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Sussex General District and Juvenile and Domestic Courts Cancellation

  August 3, 2020: Due to Expected Inclement Weather and the Statewide Declaration of Emergency the Sussex County Combined Courts will be CLOSED on Tuesday, August 4th.

  June 23, 2020: The Sussex County Combined Courts are closed through Friday, June 26th and will re-open on Monday, June 29th.

  June 22, 2020: The Sussex County Combined Courts are closed for Tuesday, June 23.  Sussex General District Court and the Sussex Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court dockets will be cancelled Tuesday, June 23rd and Wednesday, June 24th.

  April 22nd, 2020: The Supreme Court of Virginia announced Third Order Extending Declaration of Judicial Emergency in Response to COVID-19 Emergency resulting in extension of the Courts Cancellation through May 17th, 2020.

  March 30th, 2020: The Supreme Court of Virginia ordered the Extension of Declaration of Judicial Emergency due to the COVID-19 outbreak resulting in extension of the Courts Cancellation through April 26th, 2020.

All civil, traffic and criminal matters in the Court, except for emergency matters are cancelled.

Emergency matters include but are not limited to:

  • Petitions for isolation
  • Inmate arraignments
  • Bail reviews
  • Protective order cases
  • Civil commitment hearings

Advisements and bond hearings will be held by video when possible. All cases will be rescheduled, and notices will be mailed.


The General District Court handles traffic violations, minor criminal cases and conducts preliminary hearings for more serious criminal cases called felonies.

General District Judges

  • Hon. Stephen D. Bloom, Presiding Judge, Chief Judge
  • Hon. C. Ridley Bain
  • Hon. Bruce A. Clark Jr.
  • Hon. H. Lee Townsend III

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Making Inquiries to the Clerk of Court

You may make inquiries to the Clerk of Court:

Ms Faye Parham Yelverton
Phone: (434) 246-1096
Fax: (434) 246-6604

Clerk's Office Hours

Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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