The Fourth Circuit's courtrooms are located in the Lewis F. Powell, Jr. United States Courthouse, located between Main & Bank Streets. The Courthouse is open to the public during oral argument weeks. At other times, the public must enter at the Courthouse Annex, 1100 East Main Street, Richmond, VA 23219.
The Clerk's Office is located in the Courthouse Annex, 1100 East Main Street, Suite 501, Richmond, Virginia, 23219, with entry from Main Street.
Clerk's Office general public hours are 8:30 am - 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday, with the exception of holidays. During argument week, the Courthouse doors open at 7:00 am. The attorney registration room (Courthouse 222) opens one hour prior to the start of arguments.
All visitors are required to show photo identification before they are directed through screening by Court Security Officers. Prohibited at all times are weapons and potential weapons, including firearms, pocket knives, scissors, letter openers, screw drivers, mace, and pepper spray. Umbrellas must be left at the entrance. Food and beverages may not be brought into the Courthouse or Annex. Storage lockers are not available. Please allow additional time for security screening.
Electronic Device Policy
On days the court is hearing argument, attorneys and their staff may bring electronic devices into the Courthouse or Annex (other than devices that serve only as cameras or recorders). All electronic devices must be turned off in any courtroom or chambers, but may be turned on with all sounds muted for use during oral argument of counsel's case to enable counsel to refer to documents previously downloaded to the device. Wireless Internet access is available in the library for use with personal electronic devices but is not available in the courtrooms. Electronic devices are prohibited on days the court is not hearing argument. More information may be found in the court's Electronic Device Policy
The Main Street entrances to the Courthouse and Annex are both wheelchair accessible. The Chief Deputy Clerk (804-916-2700) serves as the access coordinator for persons with disabilities who need access to the Courthouse or court proceedings. This includes assistance with parking and entry as well as with auxiliary aids for hearing or other communication impairments.