Payment Options After Conviction
Payment of Fines and Costs after conviction may be made by Internet, Mail, Phone , or In-Person for all Traffic or Criminal cases. Instructions for each method of payment are provided below. The court accepts cash, checks, money orders or the following credit cards: Visa, MasterCard and Discover Card. A 4% convenience fee is charged per credit or debit card transaction.
All payments must be made within 30 calendar days from your conviction or you must enter into a payment plan within this time to avoid suspension of your driver’s license.
If your case is not paid within 40 days, your balance due will be sent to collections and you will be assessed a mandated 17% fee to cover the costs of collection activity. Interest will begin to accrue on the new total amount due on the 41st day of delinquency.
Please contact the courts immediately if your license has been suspended for non-payment of fines and costs to find out your options.
To make a payment by internet, go to: www.courts.state.va.us
Only VISA and MasterCard are accepted. A 4% convenience fee per transaction will be added to the amount due on all credit or debit card payments.
Payments are accepted 24 hours a day.
- Read terms and conditions then type the characters show in the image and click on Accept.
- On the left, for Court, select “Fairfax County General District” from the drop down menu.
- Under Traffic/Criminal, select “Name Search” or “Case Number Search”. The online payment system only recognizes the case number assigned by the court, not your summons number as issued on your ticket. If you don’t know your case number, choose “Name Search”.
For Name Search, enter your last name and first name. Do not use
the middle name on your first attempt, example: Smith, John. You
may also wish to try typing in the name exactly as it appears on your
court summons or warrant.
When you find your name, the Action column should read “Mark for
If “Mark for Payment” is not an option, please contact the appropriate court division:
Click on “Mark for Payment” for all cases that you wish to pay then
select the button for “Process Payment” at the bottom of the
On the next screen, verify the correct case(s) have been selected and
then select “Continue Payment Process” and proceed through the
following screens to complete the process.
- Remember to print a copy of the Payment Confirmation screen as your receipt when your transaction is complete. If you provided an email address, a receipt will be emailed to you as confirmation of payment.
To pay by mail, please mail your check, money order, or credit card payment form to the mailing address listed below. When mailing a payment, please include a copy of your summons or bill and be sure your full name and case number are written on your check or money order or that your credit card payment form is filled out completely.
Payment must be received no later than 30 calendar days after your court date or your driver’s license will be suspended. Payment is effective only upon receipt by the court, not from the date postmarked
Fairfax County General District Court
Attention: Traffic (or Criminal)
PO Box 10157
Fairfax, VA 22038
If you wish to pay by phone with your credit or debit card using VISA, MASTERCARD or DISCOVER, you may call (703) 246-3764 between 6:00 AM - 6:30 PM, Monday-Friday and most Saturdays from 7:30 a.m. -1:30 p.m. Follow the prompts to key in your summons or case number and credit or debit card information.
A 4% convenience fee will be added to the amount due on all credit or debit card payments.
To pay in person, you will need to come to the Clerk’s Office at the Fairfax County Courthouse, 4110 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, VA 22030. This applies to Vienna and Herndon Town cases, as well. Staff is not available in the towns except on the morning of court.
Criminal: Room 204
Traffic: Room 106
Hours: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Driving Points Assessed by the Department of Motor Vehicles
Unlike the State of Maryland, General District Court judges in the Commonwealth of Virginia do not have the authority to adjust or reduce points. After conviction, the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) determines the amount of demerit points to be assessed according to the severity of the offense. For further information about points, please call 1-888-337-4782 or visit the Department of Motor Vehicles Web site.
4110 Chain Bridge Road
Fairfax, Virginia 22030
Criminal Phone: 703-246-3305
Civil Phone: 703-246-3012