Court Public Access Network (CPAN)


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Overview

CPAN is a subscriber-based internet service that allows users to access the constantly growing database of official Circuit Court records, from 1742 to the present.  CPAN subscribers typically include land professionals, such as title examiners, law offices, mortgage companies, banks, the Commissioner of Accounts and county agencies.

CPAN Subscription Information PDF icon

Information available on CPAN includes: 

  • Land Record Documents
  • Judgment Documents
  • Administration of Estate (Fiduciary/Probate) Documents
  • Marriage License Documents
  • Notary Documents
  • Charter Documents
  • Financing Statement Documents
  • Trade Name Documents
  • Circuit Court Criminal & Civil Case Information
  • Zoning and Land Development Information
  • Real Estate Assessment Information
  • Real Estate Delinquent Tax Information

How to Apply 

Please note:
  • Only original documents printed on letter-size paper will be accepted.
  • Please do not use correction fluid or tape; if any corrections are made, they must be initialed by both the individual who signed the application and the notary.
  • Ensure that your business name is consistent throughout all forms.


Mail or Bring Forms to:

Fairfax Circuit Court
Attn: IT Department (CPAN) – Suite 322
4110 Chain Bridge Road
Fairfax, VA 22030

Before Applying for Access

Please note:
  • Internet Explorer is the only browser currently supported for accessing CPAN.
  • Only original documents printed on letter-size paper will be accepted.
  • Please do not use correction fluid or tape; if any corrections are made, they must be initialed by both the individual who signed the application and the notary.
  • Ensure that your business name is consistent throughout all forms.

Mail or Bring Forms to:

Fairfax Circuit Court
Attn: IT Department (CPAN) – Suite 322
4110 Chain Bridge Road
Fairfax, VA 22030

Getting Started

For a new account (not adding users), whether as an individual or as a business, please submit all of the following:

  1. Business Subscriber Agreement PDF icon
    • If applying as an individual: Use your own name as the name of the business, and list yourself as the only authorized user on page 8
    • Only authorized users listed on page 8 or added via letterhead may access CPAN. Sharing of accounts is prohibited.

  2. Application for Remote Access PDF icon (For each user)

  3. Individual Subscriber Agreement PDF icon (For each user)

  4. Check or money order for $150 per user
    • Payable to: "Fairfax Circuit Court"
    • Once activated, invoices will be mailed out on a quarterly basis at a rate of $150 per user

Making Changes to an Existing Account

For adding or removing users to/from an existing CPAN account, please submit all of the following:

  1. Letterhead Memo requesting the removal and/or addition of users by name

  2. Application for Remote Access PDF icon (For each additional user)

  3. Individual Subscriber Agreement PDF icon (For each additional user)

  4. Check or money order for $150 per additional user
    • Payable to: "Fairfax Circuit Court"

To update security questions for an existing user:


To cancel an existing account and all users:

  • Letterhead Memo or E-mail requesting the cancellation

1. As an Individual

An individual who is applying for personal access must fill out and submit a notarized Business Subscriber Agreement, an Application for Remote Access and an Individual Subscriber Agreement.

  • Business Subscriber Agreement
  • Application for Remote Access
  • Individual Subscriber Agreement

2. As a Business or County Agency

An organization or county agency with an employee(s) who requires access must fill out and send a notarized Business Subscriber Agreement (to be filled out by an officer of the company who is authorized to enter into contracts or an agency director) with an Application for Remote Access and an Individual Subscriber Agreement per user.

  • Business Subscriber Agreement
  • Application for Remote Access
  • Individual Subscriber Agreement

3. As a New User for a Business or County Agency with Existing Accounts

An organization or county agency with existing accounts that have new users that require access must fill out, notarize and submit an Application for Remote Access and an Individual Subscriber Agreement along with a request on company letterhead.

  • Letterhead Memo - From an officer of the company (or your agency's AISC if you are a Fairfax county employee) authorized to enter into contracts and on company letterhead. The memo should request an account for the user(s) by name.
  • Application for Remote Access
  • Individual Subscriber Agreement

CPAN Applications

Please print and forward only complete and original documents on letter-size paper. Each method of applying requires all documents listed.  Payment is required at the time of submission, for details please review page 8 of the "CPAN Subscription Information" document located at the bottom of this page.  Checks should be made payable to the "Clerk of the Circuit Court".

Please do not use correction fluid or tape. If any corrections are made they must be initialed by both the individual who signed the application and the notary.

1. Business Subscriber AgreementPDF icon  - Terms and conditions for new subscribers (only required for the initial subscription). If applying as a business, this document must be signed by a company officer authorized to enter into contracts. Each employee that requires CPAN access must be listed on Schedule B and will be billed per user.

2. Application for Remote AccessPDF icon - The application for a CPAN user account. Account access is restricted to the applicant. Sharing of accounts is expressly prohibited.

Instruction for County Employees only: Print RACF user ID in upper right hand corner of page 1.

3. Individual Subscriber Agreement PDF icon - Terms and conditions for the user.

4. Individual Subscriber Agreement Addendum, Security QuestionnairePDF icon - For existing CPAN subscribers only: Submit this Addendum only if you need to update your existing security challenge questions.

Each user must have challenge questions on file before account information or passwords can be changed.

 

Bring in or Mail to:

Fairfax Circuit Court
Attn: IT Department (CPAN) – Suite 322
4110 Chain Bridge Road
Fairfax, VA 22030

 

Support

For assistance, please contact our HelpDesk by email at ccrhelp@fairfaxcounty.gov or phone at (703) 246-2366.

 

 

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