July 25, 2017

Newport News Division


U.S. Bankruptcy Court
2400 West Avenue
Newport News, VA 23607

NOTE:  Photo identification is required to gain admission to the courtrooms in the U. S. District Courthouse, in Newport News.  It is not required for access to the Clerk’s Office.  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

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

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

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 Newport News Division of the U. S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Virginia, follows the operating status of the Newport News 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 Newport News divisional office may be obtained by calling (757) 222-7500.

Important Security Information

Visitors enter the courthouse through the building’s main entrance on West Avenue. 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.

PERSONAL ELECTRONICS DEVICE POLICY – EFFECTIVE 4/4/2016

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