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Magistrate's Office

Description The principal function of the Magistrate is to provide an independent and unbiased review of complaints brought to the office by citizens and law enforcement officers. Magistrates are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week at the Fairfax Adult Detention Center and the Mount Vernon Governmental Center. Limited magistrate service is also available at the Mason Governmental Center. Magistrates are specially trained to perform such duties as issuing arrest warrants, search warrants, subpoenas, summonses, emergency protective orders and in setting conditions of bail. Magistrates also assist the public by providing information on the judicial system process and procedures.
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E-mail: Magistrate's Office

Phone Numbers
Primary Phone #: 703-246-2178 TTY: 711
Building Name: Fairfax Adult Detention Center
Physical Address Line 1: 10520 Judicial Drive  
City, State, Zip: Fairfax, VA 22030
Directions: Directions to this Address
Building Name: Mount Vernon Governmental Center
Physical Address Line 1: 2511 Parkers Lane  
City, State, Zip: Alexandria, VA 22306
Directions: Directions to this Address

NOTE: Any e-mail or other correspondence sent to a member of the Board of Supervisors, or any other public official and/or employee of Fairfax County in the transaction of public business is considered a public record, and such records are subject to the Virginia Freedom of Information Act. This means that Virginia law generally requires the County to provide a copy of any such e-mail, upon request, for inspection and copying to any citizen of the Commonwealth or to any member of the news media.

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