Virginia Beach Courthouse closed to the public through April 6

In keeping with order issued by the Supreme Court of Virginia today, the Virginia Beach Courthouse will be CLOSED effective immediately and continuing through April 6, unless the closure is extended by the court. With the exception of the emergency proceedings listed in the attached order – which include bond hearings, arraignments and hearings for emergency protective orders – all criminal and civil matters will be continued until after April 6.

Those who have a pending civil or criminal matter scheduled for that time should contact the appropriate court for their new court date. All other offices located inside the Courthouse will also be closed – including the clerks’ offices and Community Corrections and Pretrial – and you will have to contact them directly for information on available services during this closure. Contact information is available at

For Virginia Beach Circuit Court filings, lockboxes will be provided for submitting civil and criminal paperwork and deed/land recording paperwork on the steps of the Courthouse Extension (Building 10B). Electronic recording will also be available. Additional information is available at

This closure will be strictly enforced by Virginia Beach Sheriff’s Office deputies and only those individuals on official business pursuant to the Supreme Court order will be permitted inside the building.

Employees who must access the Courthouse to obtain their work materials will be permitted inside the building on Tuesday, March 17.

Any questions or requests for additional information from the news media may be directed to: Kathy Hieatt, Public Information Officer: 757.385.8446 (office) or 757.570.9123 (cellphone).