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Code of Virginia
Title 16.1. Courts Not of Record
Chapter 4.1. District Courts
7/21/2024

§ 16.1-69.6:1. Number of judges.

For the several judicial districts there shall be full-time general district court judges and juvenile and domestic relations district court judges, the maximum number as hereinafter set forth, who shall during their service reside within their respective districts, except as provided in § 16.1-69.16, and whose compensation and powers shall be the same as now and hereafter prescribed for general district court judges and juvenile and domestic relations district court judges.

The maximum number of judges of the districts shall be as follows:

General District Court JudgesJuvenile and Domestic Relations District Judges
First44
Second76
Two-A21
Third23
Fourth65
Fifth32
Sixth53
Seventh44
Eighth33
Ninth34
Tenth33
Eleventh33
Twelfth56
Thirteenth65
Fourteenth55
Fifteenth89
Sixteenth46
Seventeenth32
Eighteenth22
Nineteenth128
Twentieth44
Twenty-first22
Twenty-second34
Twenty-third45
Twenty-fourth36
Twenty-fifth45
Twenty-sixth57
Twenty-seventh55
Twenty-eighth33
Twenty-ninth23
Thirtieth23
Thirty-first56

The election or appointment of any district judge shall be subject to the provisions of § 16.1-69.9:3.

1974, c. 1; 1975, c. 41; 1976, c. 56; 1977, c. 5; 1978, c. 2; 1979, c. 7; 1980, c. 93; 1981, c. 26; 1982, c. 4; 1983, c. 1; 1985, c. 44; 1986, c. 75; 1987, c. 16; 1988, c. 22; 1989, c. 44; 1990, c. 112; 1992, c. 91; 1993, cc. 8, 31; 1994, c. 89; 1994, 1st Sp. Sess., cc. 3, 7; 1995, c. 20; 1996, c. 121; 1997, c. 16; 1998, c. 2; 1999, c. 11; 2000, c. 43; 2001, c. 16; 2004, Sp. Sess. I, c. 4; 2005, cc. 189, 228, 951; 2006, cc. 34, 488; 2006, Sp. Sess. I, c. 2; 2014, cc. 812, 822; 2016, c. 728; 2018, cc. 126, 135; 2020, cc. 343, 586; 2023, cc. 72, 73; 2024, cc. 525, 606.

The chapters of the acts of assembly referenced in the historical citation at the end of this section may not constitute a comprehensive list of such chapters and may exclude chapters whose provisions have expired.