Electronic Filing System
The Fairfax Circuit Court's Electronic Filing System (EFS) offers customers the option to electronically record certain land record documents within limitations.* EFS is a web-based application that allows customers to submit and record documents from remote locations without having to deliver paper documents to the courthouse. The Clerk's Office staff reviews and accepts or rejects the documents electronically and recording taxes and fees are collected via ACH payments.
There are no subscription fees and currently no additional recording fees for using EFS.
Title companies, law offices, mortgage companies and lenders can electronically deliver documents to the courthouse from across the street and across the nation seven days a week, twenty-four hours a day. This saves companies time, money and provides greater efficiency and speed in recording land documents. The equipment requirements* are minimal.
The Land Records' staff processes documents from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Please print and submit only complete and original documents on letter-size paper. 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.
Terms and conditions for new customers (only required for the initial subscription). This document must be signed by a company officer who is authorized to enter into contracts. Each company must complete an Agreement.
The Agreement must be signed, notarized and the original delivered or mailed to the Fairfax Circuit Court.
Application and security questionnaire for individual users. Each individual user must complete an Application.
The Application must be signed, notarized and the original delivered or mailed to the Fairfax Circuit Court.
Fairfax Circuit Court
Attn: IT Department (EFS) – Suite 322
4110 Chain Bridge Road
Fairfax, VA 22030
For technical assistance, please contact our HelpDesk by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at (703) 246-2366 between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
For land record assistance, please contact the Land Records Department at (703) 691-7320, press 3, 4 between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
* In order to view PDF files, you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer. To obtain a free copy, follow this link: