Fairfax Circuit Court's Electronic Filing System (EFS) offers customers the option to electronically record all land record documents, except multi-jurisdiction documents, Blanket Assignments or those with highway plats, from remote locations without having to deliver paper documents to the Courthouse. The Clerk's Office staff reviews and accepts or rejects the documents electronically and recording taxes and fees are collected via ACH payments.
There are no subscription fees and currently no additional recording fees for using EFS.
Title companies, law offices, mortgage companies and lenders can electronically deliver documents to the Courthouse from across the street and across the nation seven days a week, twenty-four hours a day. This saves companies time, money and provides greater efficiency and speed in recording land documents. The equipment requirements are minimal.
The Land Records' staff processes documents from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
EFS also supports customers who record with Simplifile, Corporation Service Company (CSC) and eRecording Partners Network (ePN) for the electronic recording of land record documents. Contact these vendors directly for more information.
Please print and submit only complete and original documents on letter-size paper. Please do not use correction fluid or tape. If any corrections are made, they must be initialed by both the individual who signed and the notary.
Terms and conditions for new customers (only required for the initial subscription). This document must be signed by a company officer who is authorized to enter into contracts. Each company must complete an Agreement.
The Agreement must be signed, notarized and the original delivered or mailed to the Fairfax Circuit Court.
Request form for individual users. Each individual user must complete a Request Form.
The Request Form must be signed, notarized and the original delivered or mailed to the Fairfax Circuit Court.
Adding New User(s) to a Business or County Agency with Existing Accounts:
Current EFS customers who want to add new users must fill out, notarize and submit an Electronic Filing User Request Form for each user along with a request on company letterhead.
Letterhead Memo - From an officer of the company (or your agency's AISC if you are a Fairfax County employee) authorized to enter into contracts and on company letterhead. The memo should request an account for the user(s) by name.
Fairfax Circuit Court
Attn: IT Department (EFS) – Suite 322
4110 Chain Bridge Road
Fairfax, VA 22030
For technical assistance, please contact our Help Desk by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at (703) 246-2366 (TTY 711) between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
For land record assistance, please contact the Land Records Department at (703) 691-7320, press 3, 3 (TTY 711) between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.