Fairfax County General District Court: Case Information

General District Court case information is available online for all Criminal, Traffic, Civil, and Small Claims cases. Case records are only retained for ten years (see Archives and Records Retention).

For case information, go to:

1. On the left hand side of the page select "Case Status and Information"
2. Select "General District Court"
3. Type the characters shown in the image for verification, read the instructions,and click on Accept
4. For Court, select Fairfax County General District from the drop down menu
5. Select Name Search or Case Number Search for either Traffic/Criminal or Civil. Other options are available.
6. For Name Search, enter your last name and first name.  Do not use the middle name. 
7. Review "Case Status" . If case is older than one year, select "ALL"
8. Click on "Search"
9. When you have finished using the application click the "LOGOFF" button at the bottom of the page


If searching by name, do not enter the middle name on your first attempt.                                                                                     

If search fails, try entering only the first two or three letters of the first name.

If search results in too many names, try entering the first letter of the middle name.

For additional search options, click on the Help button and read the instructions for Wildcard Search.

Many cases are not entered into the database until 1-2 weeks after issuance.

Note: Do not use the "Back" button on your browser within this application.

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