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Norfolk Division

For the Norfolk and Newport News Divisions only, the Court has adopted a new scheduling procedure regarding Chapter 13 confirmation hearing times, effective with respect to confirmation hearings held on or after April 8, 2022 in the Newport News Division and on or after May 3, 2022 in the Norfolk Division.  [Read Amended Public-PDF]


Standing Order 21-11, following a temporary period of district-wide suspension June 14-18, 2021, inclusive, at the direction of the Court, is reinstated effective on and after June 19, 2021. That Order, which is applicable district-wide, establishes a modified temporary protocol for filings by unrepresented (pro se) persons who should read the Order prior to filing voluntary petitions and other documents with the Court (June 18, 2021, Update).


/S/ William C. Redden

Clerk of Court

(Please review this page regularly for updated Court procedures and information.)

Street Address: 

U.S. Bankruptcy Court
600 Granby Street
4th Floor
Norfolk, VA 23510

Mailing Address: 

U.S. Bankruptcy Court
600 Granby Street, Room 400
Norfolk, VA 23510-1915

NOTE:  Photo identification is required to gain admission to the Walter E. Hoffman U. S. Courthouse, in Norfolk.  Items prohibited from the courthouse include weapons (firearms of any type, as well as knives), cameras, tape recorders, pagers, cell phones and other personal communication devices.

Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM ET, except on holidays.

Clerk’s Office Main Line – 757-222-7500
Voice Case Information System (VCIS) – 866-222-8029

Hearing Cancellations

Effective Tuesday, February 15, 2011, and thereafter, all hearing cancellations, in the Norfolk and Newport News Divisions, must be received by the Clerk’s Office no later than 3:00 p.m., on the business day prior to the hearing.

Inclement Weather

In the event of inclement weather, the Norfolk Division of the U. S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Virginia, follows the operating status of the Norfolk Division of the U. S. District Court.  The status of the U. S. District Court is announced on local radio and television stations.

  • Information about the operating status of the Norfolk divisional office may be obtained by calling (757) 222-7500.

Important Security Information

Visitors enter the courthouse through the building’s main entrance on Granby Street. You will be required to walk though 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, 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.


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