Trends in eviction filings:

Virginia

133 of 133 counties/municipalities tracked
350,425
Filings since March 16, 2020
12,401
Filings in February 2024
71%
of landlords have representation in court in 2022 (of 103,116 cases disposed)
1.6%
of tenants have representation in court in 2022 (of 103,116 cases disposed)
12,471
cases went to judgment in February 2024
4,307
cases went to default in February 2024

About this state

47.3%
nationally
(45.83%)
Rent burdened residents
9.9%
(12.94%)
Poverty rate

Eviction Filings and Defaults in Virginia

During the COVID-19 pandemic, there were state-wide moratoria on evictions from March 16, 2020 to May 18, 2020; June 8, 2020 to June 29, 2020; and August 10, 2020 to September 7, 2020.

The CDC moratorium was in place from September 4, 2020 through August 26, 2021.

Please note that these filings counts in recent months are approximately 94% of all filings through the end of September 2021 reported by the courts. The filing rate relative to the historical average is likely higher than the values presented here.

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Eviction Filings by Jurisdiction

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CountyFilingsFilings rateLatest month's filingsPoverty rate

Notice stage

Does the law outline a process by which tenants can lawfully withhold rent in response to issues with their landlord? 
N/A
Are landlords required to give renters a notice to vacate before filing for eviction for nonpayment of rent? 
Yes
Minimum lawful period for notice to vacate for nonpayment of rent 
N/A
Are landlords required to give renters a notice to vacate before filing for eviction for reasons other than nonpayment of rent? 
Sometimes
Minimum lawful period for notice to vacate for reasons other than nonpayment of rent 
N/A

Filing stage

Does the jurisdiction require landlords to have a "just cause" to file for eviction? 
N/A
Does the jurisdiction require landlords to participate in an eviction diversion program prior to filing? 
N/A
Minimum time period between the day rent is due and the first day a landlord can file for eviction for nonpayment of rent 
N/A
Which courts have original jurisdiction over eviction cases? 
N/A
Total required fee to file an eviction case 
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Is information on legal services required in the notice to vacate? 
N/A

Hearing stage

What is the minimum number of days a tenant must be served with a summons before they are required to "respond"? 
N/A
What must a tenant do to "respond" to a summons once it is received? 
N/A
Is information on legal services required in the summons? 
N/A
Can tenants pay back rent owed to stop evictions for nonpayment after filing but before the first hearing? 
N/A
Is there an active right to counsel program in place? 
N/A

Court decision stage

Are tenants permitted to appeal an eviction judgment? 
N/A
Up to how many days after an eviction judgment can a tenant file an appeal? 
N/A
Is the tenant required to pay a bond as part of the appeal? 
N/A
What is the minimum number of days after an eviction judgment that a writ can be issued? 
N/A
What is the minimum number of days after an eviction writ is issued that it can be executed? 
N/A
Can tenants pay back rent owed to stop evictions for nonpayment after an eviction judgment but before the writ is executed? 
N/A
Is there a law or court rule that automatically seals some eviction cases? 
N/A
Is there a law or court rule regulating the disclosure of eviction information on credit reports or tenant screening reports? 
N/A

Download the Data

Please cite the data as: Civil Court Data Initiative. Legal Services Corporation, 2022. (accessed TODAY’s DATE).

Cases filed under a case type containing any of the following terms or with any of the following event information are considered evictions: unlawful detainer

Census data comes from the following 2021 American Community Survey (ACS) 5-year tables: B25070 (rent burden), B25032 (housing units), and B25008 (renter and total population).