Office of Magistrate

28th Judicial District

Office Hours

Monday- Friday: 10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon & 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Saturday: 10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon

*Closed all State Holidays.

Magistrates are on call 24 hours a day for emergencies.

Magistrates provide an independent and unbiased review of complaints brought to their Office by citizens and law enforcement officers in order to determine probable cause prior to issuance of criminal or civil process. Magistrates are judicial officers of the Commonwealth of Virginia and are specially trained to perform duties such as arrest warrants, search warrants, subpoenas, emergency protective orders, and setting conditions of bail. Magistrates also assist the public by providing information on the judicial system process and procedures.

Please see the link to the right of this page for access to information about Magistrates and their duties at the Virginia Judicial System’s website.

Contact Information


15205 Joe Derting Drive
Abingdon VA, 24210


Abingdon (276) 676-6228
Bristol (276) 645-7434


(276) 676-6387

Virginia Judicial System Site