Fairfax County General District Court


The Fairfax County General District Court will be closed on Thursday, March 5, 2015 due to inclement weather.

If your Criminal case must be rescheduled from the morning docket because of the closing, you will receive your new court date by mail or you can check online at www.courts.state.va.us

For Civil cases, a court clerk will call the plaintiff or plaintiff's attorney to select a new court date and notify the defendant by mail, or the plaintiff can call the Civil Clerk's office at 703-246-3012 to request a new court date.

Traffic cases from 9:30am will be continued to Friday, March 27, 2015 at 1:30pm unless there is a conflict with an officer's schedule. Parties will be notified of their new court date through the mail at the address noted on their ticket. If the address is not correct, please call for your new court date and update your address by calling the clerk's office at 703-246-3764. You may also obtain your court date by going online to www.courts.state.va.us

If your case is with the Fairfax County Circuit Court or Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court, please contact them directly.

 

The court that most people have contact with is the general district court. The general district court handles criminal misdemeanors, violations of local ordinances, traffic infractions, and preliminary hearings in felony charges.

General district courts also have exclusive authority to hear civil cases with claims of $4,500 or less and share authority with the circuit courts to hear cases with claims between $4,500 and $25,000. Examples of civil cases are landlord and tenant disputes, contract disputes and personal injury actions.

There is a general district court in each city and county in Virginia. General district court judges are elected by the General Assembly for 6 year terms.

The Fairfax County General District Court has three divisions: Civil/Small Claims, Criminal, and Traffic. A Court Services Division also serves the court by providing supervised release options for defendants pending trial and probation services after conviction.


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