October 24, 2016

Norfolk Division

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

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.

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

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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