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Bedford Circuit Court

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24th Judicial Circuit of Virginia

Circuit Courts Informational Pamphlet


Hon. Cathy C. Hogan
 Clerk's Office Hours  8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
 Physical Address 123 East Main St.
Suite 201
Bedford, VA 24523
Judges' Address: 123 East Main St. Suite 301

***Cash registers close at 4:15 p.m. No monetary transactions after 4:15 p.m.***

***Land record recordings will not be accepted after 4:00 p.m.***
 Phone/Fax Phone: (540) 586-7632
Fax: (540) 586-6197


  • Hon. James W. Updike Jr., Presiding Judge
  • Hon. F. Patrick Yeatts, Chief Judge
  • Hon. R. Edwin Burnette Jr.
  • Hon. John T. Cook
  • Hon. Michael T. Garrett

Terms of Court and General Information

  • Terms begin, 1st Tuesday, Jan., March, May, July, Sept. & Nov.
  • Grand Juries, 1st day of Term and 1st Friday, Feb., Apr., Jun., Aug., Oct., & Dec.
  • All cases set on Term Day.
  • Court convenes 9:00 a.m.
  • Civil docket called at 10:00 a.m. on Term Day.
  • Commissioners in Chancery not utilized.
  • Misdemeanor appeals pre-set for 3rd & 4th day of Term.
  • Bedford County Circuit sends (either via email or in/house) every order, final or otherwise) to anyone or entity mandated in the order and/or the attorney of record or any unrepresented party. We do not charge a fee or require envelopes.