Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Court

Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court hears all criminal and traffic matters involving minors (under age 18). This court also handles matters involving the family such as:

  • Criminal cases where the accused and the victim are family or household members
  • Custody, support and visitation
  • Family abuse cases

9th District Court Services Office


The 9th District Court Service Unit (CSU) serves eleven jurisdictions, which includes:

  • Two cities of:
    • Poquoson
    • Williamsburg
  • Nine counties of:
    • Charles City
    • Gloucester
    • King and Queen
    • King William
    • Mathews
    • Middlesex
    • New Kent
    • James City
    • York


The services provided by 9th District CSU include juvenile intake, probation, parole, and pre-dispositional investigations. The 9th District CSU is also the site of the Statewide Video Intake Unit.

COVID-19 Services

In response to the COVID -19 pandemic, the following services are available (subject to change)

  • Civil Petitions (i.e., custody. paternity, support, etc.)
  • Emergency Removal Petitions
  • Protective Order Petitions

Please call the main telephone number (804-693-4850) for assistance or to schedule an appointment.