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Virginia Court Closures

Posted by Pre-employ on March 19, 2020

Updated May 27, 2020 4:57 pm EST     

Virginia has quietly been the birthplace of some of the largest companies in the world [AOL and Capitol One, to name a couple]. We here at Pre-Employ want to be of some assistance to all of its companies, from large to small, using this resource. The following is a list of the state’s courts and their statuses, which we hope will be valuable to hiring managers looking to avoid hiring delays and promptly conduct pre-employment background checks.

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For immediate questions Pre-employ's CEO is available directly via Twitter @BobMather // Email: bob.m@pre-employ.com  // Direct Number (530)-722 - 6377 // BobMatherLInkedIn 

Courts Within Virginia Jurisdictions

Jurisdiction = County or Parrish Court System

Record Access= Can Pre-employ.com access FCRA Compliant records at this time

In-Person = Can general public access courthouses for records or information 

Jurisdiction Full or Partial Record Access? Court Status Jurisdiction Full or Partial Record Access? Court Status
Statewide-Virginia Yes OPEN King George, VA Yes OPEN
Accomack, VA Yes OPEN King William, VA Yes OPEN
Albemarle, VA Yes OPEN Lancaster, VA Yes OPEN
Alexandria City, VA Yes OPEN Lee, VA Yes OPEN
Alleghany, VA Yes OPEN Lexington City, VA Yes OPEN
Amelia, VA Yes OPEN Louisa, VA Yes OPEN
Amherst, VA Yes OPEN Lunenburg, VA Yes OPEN
Appomattox, VA Yes OPEN Lynchburg City, VA Yes OPEN
Arlington, VA Yes OPEN Madison, VA Yes OPEN
Augusta, VA Yes OPEN Manassas City, VA Yes OPEN
Bath, VA Yes OPEN Manassas Park City, VA Yes OPEN
Bedford, VA Yes OPEN Martinsville City, VA Yes OPEN
Bland, VA Yes OPEN Mathews, VA Yes OPEN
Botetourt, VA Yes OPEN Mecklenburg, VA Yes OPEN
Bristol City, VA Yes OPEN Middlesex, VA Yes OPEN
Brunswick, VA Yes OPEN Montgomery, VA Yes OPEN
Buchanan, VA Yes OPEN Nelson, VA Yes OPEN
Buckingham, VA Yes OPEN New Kent, VA Yes OPEN
Buena Vista City, VA Yes OPEN Newport News City, VA Yes OPEN
Campbell, VA Yes OPEN Norfolk City, VA Yes OPEN
Caroline, VA Yes OPEN Northampton, VA Yes OPEN
Carroll, VA Yes OPEN Northumberland, VA Yes OPEN
Charles City, VA Yes OPEN Norton City, VA Yes OPEN
Charlotte, VA Yes OPEN Nottoway, VA Yes OPEN
Charlottesville City, VA Yes OPEN Orange, VA Yes OPEN
Chesapeake City, VA Yes OPEN Page, VA Yes OPEN
Chesterfield, VA Yes CLOSED Patrick, VA Yes OPEN
Clarke, VA Yes OPEN Petersburg City, VA Yes OPEN
Colonial Heights City, VA Yes OPEN Pittsylvania, VA Yes OPEN
Covington City, VA Yes OPEN Poquoson City, VA Yes OPEN
Craig, VA Yes OPEN Portsmouth City, VA Yes OPEN
Culpeper, VA Yes OPEN Powhatan, VA Yes OPEN
Cumberland, VA Yes OPEN Prince Edward, VA Yes OPEN
Danville City, VA Yes OPEN Prince George, VA Yes OPEN
Dickenson, VA Yes OPEN Prince William, VA Yes OPEN
Dinwiddie, VA Yes CLOSED Pulaski, VA Yes OPEN
Essex, VA Yes OPEN Radford, VA Yes OPEN
Fairfax City, VA Yes OPEN Rappahannock, VA Yes OPEN
Fairfax, VA Yes OPEN Richmond City, VA Yes OPEN
Falls Church City, VA Yes OPEN Richmond, VA Yes CLOSED
Fauquier, VA Yes OPEN Roanoke City, VA Yes OPEN
Floyd, VA Yes OPEN Roanoke, VA Yes OPEN
Fluvanna, VA Yes OPEN Rockbridge, VA Yes OPEN
Franklin City, VA Yes OPEN Rockingham, VA Yes OPEN
Franklin, VA Yes OPEN Russell, VA Yes OPEN
Frederick, VA Yes OPEN Salem, VA Yes OPEN
Fredericksburg City, VA Yes OPEN Scott, VA Yes OPEN
Fredericksburg, VA Yes OPEN Shenandoah, VA Yes OPEN
Galax City, VA Yes OPEN Smyth, VA Yes OPEN
Giles, VA Yes OPEN Southampton, VA Yes OPEN
Gloucester, VA Yes OPEN Spotsylvania, VA Yes CLOSED
Goochland, VA Yes OPEN Stafford, VA Yes OPEN
Grayson, VA Yes OPEN Staunton City, VA Yes OPEN
Greene, VA Yes OPEN Suffolk City, VA Yes OPEN
Greensville, VA Yes OPEN Surry, VA Yes OPEN
Halifax, VA Yes OPEN Sussex, VA Yes OPEN
Hampton City, VA Yes OPEN Tazewell, VA Yes OPEN
Hanover, VA Yes CLOSED Virginia Beach City, VA Yes OPEN
Harrisonburg City, VA Yes OPEN Warren, VA Yes OPEN
Henrico, VA Yes OPEN Washington, VA Yes OPEN
Henry, VA Yes OPEN Waynesboro City, VA Yes OPEN
Highland, VA Yes OPEN Westmoreland, VA Yes OPEN
Hopewell City, VA Yes OPEN Williamsburg City, VA No OPEN
Isle of Wight, VA Yes OPEN Winchester City, VA Yes OPEN
James City, VA Yes OPEN Wise, VA Yes OPEN
King and Queen, VA Yes OPEN Wythe, VA Yes OPEN
Loudoun, VA Yes OPEN York, VA Yes OPEN

 

Virginia Federal Appeals Court

Eastern District of Virginia

All civil and criminal proceedings scheduled to occur through March 31 are postponed and will be rescheduled at a later date. The grand jury is not meeting, but the district is permitted to seek documents and testimony for return dates after March 31. All filing deadlines between March 17 and March 31 are extended by two weeks, unless otherwise ordered by the presiding judge. The court’s order does not apply to the statue of limitations. All naturalization ceremonies for the rest of March are postponed, as are all noncase-related events, tours and other courthouse gatherings. All misdemeanor, traffic and petty offense dockets from March 10 through April 30 are postponed.

Eastern District of Virginia

All in-person civil, criminal and bankruptcy proceedings on or before March 31 are postponed ad will be rescheduled for a later date. All civil and criminal jury trial on or before April 30 are postponed and will be rescheduled. All misdemeanor and petty offense dockets on or before April 30 are postponed, and all Veterans Treatment Court, Reentry Court and Drug Treatment Court sessions before March 31 are canceled. Grand jury proceedings scheduled between March 18 and March 31 are postponed.

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 

All examiner and examining attorney interviews, Patent Trial and Appeal Board and Trademark Trial and Appeal Board oral hearings and other similar in-person meetings scheduled to take place at USPTO offices on or after March 13 will be conducted remotely by video or telephone until further notice.

Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals 

Cases previously scheduled for argument during the March 17-20 and April 7 argument sessions will be heard at a later session, heard remotely or submitted on the briefs, as direction of the assigned panels. The Powell Courthouse in Richmond, Virginia, is closed to the public. Papers may be filed in the courthouse lobby, but those who have tested positive for the coronavirus, those with symptoms and those who may have been exposed to the virus are prohibited from entering the building.

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