Prince William Circuit Court

31st Judicial Circuit of Virginia

Circuit Courts Informational Pamphlet 

Clerk

Hon. Michele B. McQuigg
email: mmcquigg@pwcgov.org

Phone/Fax

Phone: (703) 792-6015
Civil: (703) 792-6029
Fines/Costs: 703-792-6031
Criminal/Courtroom Support: 703-792-6025
Fax: Criminal Fax: 703-792-5746
Fax: Civil Fax: 703-792-7750

Judges

  • Hon. Mary Grace O'Brien, Presiding Judge, Chief Judge
  • Hon. Lon Edward Farris, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. Craig D. Johnston, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. Richard Bowen Potter, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. Carroll A. Weimer, Presiding Judge

Terms of Court and General Information

  • Court convenes 10:00 a.m. 
  • Terms begin, 1st Monday, Feb., April, June; 1st Tuesday, July - December. 
  • Grand Jury meets 1st Monday of each month unless 1st Monday is a holiday then following Tuesday. 8:45 a.m. 
  • Criminal Term Day at 10:00 a.m. on 1st Tuesday following the 1st Monday of each month. 
  • Civil Term Day at 2:00 p.m. on 1st Tuesday following the 1st Monday of each month. 
  • Praecipe filed through Wednesday preceding Civil Term Day. Cases may be set on term day or by calling chambers at 703/792-6010. 

Clerk's Office Hours

8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Address

9311 Lee Avenue
Manassas, VA 20110

circuitcourt@pwcgov.org

www.pwcgov.org/ccourt

Prince William General District Court

31st Judicial District of Virginia

General District Courts Informational Pamphlet 

Clerk

Ms Jacqueline R. Ward

Phone/Fax

Phone: (703) 792-6141
Phone: (703) 792-6149 (Civil Division)
Fax: (703) 792-6121
Fax: (703) 792-6646 (Civil Division)

Judges

  • Hon. Steven S. Smith, Presiding Judge, Chief Judge
  • Hon. Tracy Calvin Hudson, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. William E. Jarvis, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. Peter W. Steketee, Presiding Judge

Court Schedule

Misdemeanors & Traffic/Prince William & City of Manassas Officers
  Mon. - Fri., 9:00 a.m.
Misdemeanors & Traffic/State Trooper's
  Mon. - Fri., 10:30 a.m., No State Trooper's Cases set on Thurs.
Misdemeanors & Traffic/Sheriff's, Game Wardens, DMV & other
entities
  Mon. - Fri., 10:30 p.m.
Preliminary Hearings
  Mon. - Fri., 11:30 a.m.
Returns
  Mon., 1:30 p.m.
City of Manassas Park & Town Ordinances
  Manassas Park - 2nd, 3rd & 4th Thurs.
  Town of Haymarket - 1st Thurs.
  Town of Dumfries - 2nd & 3rd Thurs.
  Town of Quantico & Occoquan - 2nd & 4th Thurs.
    9:00 a.m., Park & Towns/Traffic & Misdemeanors, Thurs.
Civil
  Monday, 11:00 a.m., Post-judgement matters
  Tues., Wed., & Thurs., 11:00 a.m., Returns
  Tues., Wed., & Thurs., 1:30 p.m., Trials
  Small Claims (No other Civil Cases to be set on Small Claims
  Days)
  2nd & 4th Wed., 11:00 a.m. /12:00 noon, Returns
  2nd & 4th Wed., 1:30 p.m., Trials
  All Unlawful Detainers
  Fri., 11:00 a.m., Without counsel
  Fri., 1:30 p.m., With counsel
  Arraignments
  Mon. - Fri., 8:30 a.m. - Walk-in arraignments, Courtroom  1
  Mon. - Fri., 9:30 a.m. - In jail video arraignments, Courtroom 2
  (The judge scheduled for Civil Court will do the arraignments)

Continuance Policy

Continuances granted by Judge. 

Clerk's Office Hours

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Address

9311 Lee Avenue
Manassas, VA 20110-5586

Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court

31st Judicial District of Virginia

Ms Frances H. Hedrick

Phone/Fax

Phone: (703) 792-6160
Fax: (703) 792-7863

Judges

  • Hon. George M. DePolo, Presiding Judge, Chief Judge
  • Hon. D. Scott Bailey, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. William Alan Becker, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. Janice Justina Wellington, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. Lisa Michelle Baird

Court Schedule

Adult Criminal Lock-Up Arraignments
  Mon. - Fri., 8:30 a.m.
Adult Criminal Walk-In Arraignments
  Mon. - Fri., 9:00 a.m.
Adult Criminal, Juvenile Detention/Disposition
  (Adult & Juvenile)/Contested Cases
  Mon. - Fri., 9:00 a.m.
Traffic
  Mon. - Fri., 9:30 a.m.
Juvenile Adjudication
  Mon. - Fri., 10:00 a.m.
Civil Preliminary Hearings/Juvenile
  Arraignments (Advisement of Rights)
  Mon. - Fri., 10:30 a.m.
DSS Cases
  Mon. - Fri., 11:00 a.m.
Family Abuse
  Mon. - Fri., 1:30 p.m.
Contested Cases/Motions/DCSE Cases
  Mon. - Fri., 2:00 p.m.
Pre-Trial Conference
  Mon. - Fri., 4:00 p.m.
City of Manassas
  1st & 3rd Wed. & 2nd & 4th Fri., 9:30 a.m.
City of Manssas Park
  2nd Tues., 9:30 a.m.
Town of Dumfries
  2nd Wed.
Juvenile Licenses
  Tues. & Thurs., 4:00 p.m.
Drug Court
  Wed., 4:00 p.m.
DSS Cases
  Mon. - Fri., 1:30 p.m.

Continuance Policy

Continuances granted by agreement of all parties or granted by Judge on motion for good cause shown. 


Clerks Office Hours 

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM 

Address

9311 Lee Avenue
Manassas, VA 20110-5555