Civil Filing Fees & Credit Card Information


$46 due at the time of filing. Payable to Fairfax General District Court.


Due at the time of filing if service requested through a Virginia Sheriff. Payable to Fairfax General District Court.

$12 - per person to be served


Garnishments and Interrogatories require a Sheriff's Service fee of $24 per person to be served.

Writ of Possession in Unlawful Detainer is $25 for the first defendant and $12 for each additional defendant.

Attachment before Judgment, Detinue Seizure, Levy, Distress Warrant, and Writ of Possession in Detinue require a $25 per action fee only (no per person fee).



Submitted to the court at filing but a separate check is required for these fees.

DMV - $28 per party to be served. Payable to DMV.
Secretary of the Commonwealth - $28 per party to be served. Payable to the Secretary of the Commonwealth.
State Corporation Commission - $30 per party to be served. Payable to SCC. Note: $12 Sheriff's Service Fee per person also required


Payment of Filing and Sheriff's Service Fees may be by cash, check, money order, or the following credit cards: Visa, Master Card, Discover, and American Express.  Credit card payments will incur an additional 4% convenience fee.


  • at the Civil/Small Claims Counter in the Fairfax Courthouse, Room 211
  • 8:00 AM - 4:00 p.m., Monday - Friday.

By mail

  • If paying by check, the Filing Fee and Sheriff's Service Fee may be submitted on one check payable to Fairfax General District Court.
  • If paying by credit card, please complete the "Credit Card Information Form" . You can fill out and print this form using Adobe Acrobat Reader. To obtain a free copy of the Adobe Acrobat Reader, follow this link: Get Adobe Reader

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