Joint Judicial Center


Access the courthouse (Joint Judicial Center) via North Cameron Street or North Kent Street at Boscawen Street.

5 N. Cameron Street
Winchester, VA 22601
(540) 667-5770

Open Monday thru Friday (except for holidays and inclement weather)
7:45 am-5:00 pm

NOTE: Even though the Joint Judicial Center (JJC) hours of operation are listed above, each Clerk has hours of operation specific to their office. Please check with the office you are visiting before planning your visit.

Office or Courtroom Location
JJC Information Desk 1st Floor (near the Cameron Street entrance)
Winchester City Sheriff's Office 1st Floor (between the information desk and the elevators)
Winchester Circuit Court Clerk's Office 1st Floor (near the Kent Street entrance)
Frederick County Circuit Court Clerk's Office 1st Floor (near the Cameron Street entrance)
Winchester/Frederick Co. General District Clerk's Office 1st Floor (near the Kent Street entrance)
Winchester/Frederick Co. Juvenile Domestic Relations Clerk's Office 2nd Floor (beside courtroom 2A)
Fingerprinting/Processing Area 2nd Floor (across from the elevator)
Handicap Accessible Ramp Available at both entrances (Cameron and Kent Streets)
Elevator Center of the building near the stairs
Courtroom 2A, 2B, 2D 2nd Floor
Courtrooms 3A, 3B, 3C, 3D, 3E, 3F 3rd Floor


There are several metered parking spaces surrounding the courthouse on streets and in lots. 

If you prefer to park in a garage, there are two within a short walking distance from the courthouse.

  1. Court Square Autopark - Located just to the south of the courthouse with entrances on both the Kent and Cameron Street sides.
  2. George Washington Autopark - Located next to the courthouse with entrances on both the Kent and Cameron Street sides.

Both locations are open 24/7 charge $.50 per hour with a maximum of $10.00 per day, and accept cash or card.

Visit the Old Town Winchester Parking web page for more information about garages, lots and meters.

Screening Stations

  1. Upon entering the Courthouse from either the Kent or Cameron Street sides, you MUST pass through a screening location. At these locations, you will be asked to place all metallic items from you person into a container to be visually verified by the Screen Station Deputy.
    • Weapons: No weapons or any items that can be used as weapons will be aloud beyond this point unless you are a Law Enforcement Officer there on job related business. You will be able to return to your vehicle with any items that are not illegal, such as pocket knives. If you do not want to return to the vehicle with the item, it must be relinquished to the Screen Station Deputy prior to entry into the JJC. If you refuse to do either, your admittance to the JJC will be denied.
    • Bags: Bags, purses, or any items being used to transport belongings will be put through a magnetometer. If an item contained there-in appears to be a weapon, the bag will be hand searched. IF further searching by the Deputy is refused, your entry into the JJC will be denied.
    • Cell Phones: No phones or electronic devices are allowed in the Joint Judicial Center unless authorized by the City Sheriff or Judge. Exceptions are made for those having evidence contained on an electronic device on a case-by-case basis.  In that case, please advise the Deputy working the screening station so that he can obtain permission for you to take the device with you to the courtroom. The device MUST be turned off until the judge advises you to turn it on.
    • Lockers: Provided free of charge to store these items in.  It is best to leave these items secured in your vehicle or at home.
  2. After all personal metallic items have been placed into a container and your bag/purse is in the scanner, you will then walk through a metal detector. If the detector alerts to metal on your person, you will be asked to check your pockets, remove you belt, and take off jewelry. You will then walk back through the metal detector.  If there is a second alert, the Screening Station Deputy will use a handheld metal detector to obtain the location on your person that is causing the alert.
  3. If any of the above procedures are refused by you, access to the JJC will be denied.
  4. If you are found to be in possession of an items that are illegal, such as drugs, you will be arrested.
  5. Police Officers entering the JJC for personal business may not be in possession of a weapon. The Screen Station Deputy will assist you in securing your weapon before entering the JJC and returning it to you when you leave.

Courtroom Attire & Conduct

All persons entering the courtroom must dress and act in a respectful and appropriate manner indicative of the dignity of court proceedings.

  • Examples of inappropriate dress and behavior include, but are not limited to:
  • Shorts/tank tops
  • Hats, headbands or kerchiefs, except for religious or medical needs
  • Excessive/inappropriate body exposure
  • Sunglasses except for medical needs
  • Bare feet, “flip-flops”, slippers
  • Clothing with wording or pictures that is/are obscene, offensive, or vulgar
  • Exposed underwear
  • Chewing gum, tobacco, drinks or food