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Code of Virginia
Title 16.1. Courts Not of Record
Chapter 4.1. District Courts
2/26/2024

§ 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:

aGeneral District Court JudgesJuvenile and Domestic Relations District Court Judges
bFirst44
cSecond76
dTwo-A21
eThird23
fFourth65
gFifth32
hSixth53
iSeventh44
jEighth33
kNinth34
lTenth33
mEleventh33
nTwelfth56
oThirteenth65
pFourteenth55
qFifteenth89
rSixteenth46
sSeventeenth32
tEighteenth22
uNineteenth128
vTwentieth43
wTwenty-first22
xTwenty-second34
yTwenty-third45
zTwenty-fourth36
aaTwenty-fifth45
abTwenty-sixth57
acTwenty-seventh55
adTwenty-eighth33
aeTwenty-ninth23
afThirtieth23
agThirty-first55

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.

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.