Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Accomodations
Fairfax County General District Court is committed to providing citizens equal access to the court's services and facilities. While an accommodation is not guaranteed, efforts will be made to accommodate reasonable requests for disabilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Common examples of accommodations include but are not limited to access to a wheelchair, amplification of a court hearing, seating near the front of the courtroom, or appointment of a sign language interpreter.
When do I ask for an ADA request for accommodation?
Submit a request for ADA accommodations at least 10 days prior to the time the accommodation is needed; however, requests will be accepted at any time. Sufficient advance notice will usually improve the court's ability to accommodate the request.
Where do I find an ADA Request for Accommodations Form?
Print the ADA Request Form by clicking the following link: GDC ADA Public Request Form. If you are unable to complete it, contact the Clerk's Office for assistance completing the form over the phone, in person, or by email. Please note that other court forms related to cases can generally not be completed by a clerk.
What do I do with the ADA request form once I complete it?
Do one of the following:
- Fax the completed ADA Request Form to the court's Administrative office at 703-591-2349.
- Email the completed ADA Request Form or the same information requested to GDCmail@fairfaxcounty.gov
- File the completed ADA Request Form in person or by family member/friend with the respective Clerk's Office (Traffic, Criminal, Civil/Small Claims, Court Services). Office hours are Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
- Call the Clerk's Office to file a request by phone. Traffic 703-246-3764, Criminal 703-246-3305, Civil/Small Claims 703-246-3012, Court Services 703-246-7530. Hearing impaired individuals using teletype equipment (TTY) call the court through Virginia Relay 711.
When will I be contacted by the court?
You will be contacted by a General District Court ADA representative within approximately 2 business days after the court receives the request.
Is my ADA request guaranteed?
No. Each request is reviewed on a case-by-case basis. All efforts will be made to accommodate reasonable requests related to a disability. Note that sufficient advanced notice will usually improve the court's ability to accommodate your request.
Who do I call with more questions after filing an ADA request?
Contact the General District Administrative Office at 703-246-2153. Ask for the ADA Representative for the General District Court. Hearing impaired individuals using teletype equipment (TTY), call the court through Virginia Relay 711. You may also email GDCmail@fairfaxcounty.gov.
Accessible parking spaces are provided in surface parking lots and in Parking Garages A and B for those with an appropriate DMV permit or plates. Be sure the permit is hanging from the rear view mirror or the vehicle is equipped with the appropriate disability license plate as required by law. Vehicles not displaying proper credentials may be ticketed and/or towed.
The surface parking lot in front of the Massey Building, across from the courthouse entrance, is recommended and fills quickly. Another surface parking lot is located behind the Massey Building, across from the entrance to Parking Garage A.
Additional accessible parking spaces for the public are located in Employee Parking Garage A. Show the security officer in front of Garage A the appropriate DMV placard or plate to gain entry.
Public Parking Garage B also has accessible parking spaces but is furthest from the courthouse entrance. Take a ticket upon entry. After parking, use the 4th floor elevated walkway (bridge) to cross over to Parking Garage A. Be sure to visit the parking garage attendant on Level G or one of the pay-on-foot stations on Level G or the 4th floor of the garage before returning to your vehicle.
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