Service of Process Information


Service of Process is the exhibition or delivery of a writ, summons and complaint, criminal summons, notice, order, etc., by an authorized person, to a person.  That person is thereby officially notified of some action or proceeding in which he is concerned, and is thereby advised or warned of some action or step which he is commanded to take or forbear.

Civil Service of Process InstructionsPDF icon

Orders of Publication

Attorney Issued Subpoena InformationPDF icon

Criminal Subpoena Information


Foreign Subpoena Form CC-1439PDF icon

Trial Court Out-of-State / Witness Fairfax County InstructionsPDF icon
Trial Court Fairfax Circuit Court / Witness Out-of-State InstructionsPDF icon

Sample Attorney Issued Subpoena Transmittal Letter to ClerkPDF icon

Sample Attorney Issued Subpoena Transmittal Letter to SheriffPDF icon

Subpoena for Witness (Civil) Attorney Issued Form DC-497PDF icon

Subpoena Duces Tecum (Civil) Attorney Issued Form DC-498PDF icon

Subpoena/Deposition Request (Civil) Form CCR-A-245PDF icon

Subpoena Witness Request (Civil) Form CCR-A-246PDF icon

Subpoena Duces Tecum Request (Civil) Form CCR-A-247PDF icon

Notice to Patient Subpoena Duces Tecum for Medical Records Form DC-348PDF icon

Notice to Health Care Provider Form DC-350PDF icon

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