The Mission of the General District Court is to administer justice in a fair, timely and efficient manner in the areas of criminal, traffic, civil, small claims and involuntary civil commitment.
- Richard J. McCue, Chief Judge
- Dorothy H. Clarke
- Karen A. Henenberg
- Thomas J. Kelley Jr.
The General District Court handles misdemeanor cases and holds preliminary hearings to determine probable cause in felonies and preside over involuntary mental commitment hearings for Arlington County. In this role, the General District Court has exclusive jurisdiction over claims for damages not greater than $25,000.
General District Court
1425 N. Court House Road, Suite 2500
Arlington, VA 22201
Main Number: 703-228-7900
Prepayable Traffic Fine: 703-228-4599
Clerk’s Office: 703-228-4591