United States Courthouse
Hours of Operation
Courthouse is open:
Clerk's Office is open:
Hon. Mark S. Davis, Chief Judge
Senior District Judges
Hon. Robert G. Doumar
Hon. Douglas E. Miller
For those that wish to minimize interactions, a public drop box is available during hours when the courthouse is open.
Federal employees with building access may use the drop box during the evening or weekend hours as well.
Clerk’s Office staff retrieve documents from the drop boxes at 9:00 AM each day that the Court is open.
- Norfolk/Newport News Courtesy Copies/Division-Specific Information
- Telephone Directory
- Directions, Map & Parking
- Important Security Information
- Court Access Coordinator
- Drop Box Information
From points West:
I-64 East towards Newport News/Norfolk to I-664 South exit (#264) towards Downtown Newport News/Suffolk/Chesapeake. 26th Street/27th Street exit (#6). Keep right at the fork in the ramp. Merge onto 26th Street. Turn left onto West Avenue at the stop sign. The Courthouse is on the left at the corner of West Avenue and 23rd Street.
From points East:
I-64 West towards Hampton/Williamsburg to the I-664 North exit towards Newport News/Hampton. 26th Street/27th Street exit (#6). Keep right at the fork in the ramp. Merge onto 26th Street. Turn left onto West Avenue at the stop sign. The Courthouse is on the left at the corner of West Avenue and 23rd Street.
Public parking is available at the municipal lot on the corner of 23rd Street and West Avenue diagonally across from the courthouse. Please note there are a limited number of spaces in this lot and it requires exact change of $3.00.
Follow the instructions on the payment box.
A municipal lot with public parking is also available between 26th and 28th Streets (rate: $1.00 per hour . maximum of $10.00 a day). A two-hour lot is located behind the courthouse on 23rd Street. Additionally, on street parking is available, but it is limited to two hours.
We do not recommend that individuals reporting for jury service park on the street or in the other two-hour limit parking lots.
Bus route and schedule information may be obtained from Hampton Roads Transit, 757-222-6100 and www.gohrt.com. There is a bus stop near the courthouse at Washington Avenue and 25th Street.
Important Security Information
Visitors enter the courthouse through the building's main entrance on West Avenue. You will be required to walk through a magnetometer and your bags will be screened by an x-ray machine. You will be required to show a photo ID issued by a government agency, such as a driver's license.
Members of the public are prohibited from bringing cell phones, smart watches, pagers, PDAs, laptop computers, cameras, tape recorders, and all other personal electronic devices into the courthouse. There are no lockers available to store these items while you visit the building.
Attorneys who require laptops for their courtroom presentations must receive prior approval from a judge.
PERSONAL ELECTRONICS DEVICE POLICY - EFFECTIVE 4/4/2016
Court Access Coordinator
This Public Notice lists the designated Court Access Coordinators in each divisional office. Access Coordinators are responsible for coordinating appropriate auxiliary aids and services to participants (not spectators) in court proceedings with communication disabilities.
2400 West Avenue
Newport News, VA 23607