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Sussex General District and Juvenile and Domestic Courts Cancellation

March 18th, 2020: In consideration of the COVID-19 outbreak, for the next 21 days (through April 6th, 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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