Civil Forms

1) Request for Court Action

This form serves as the civil praecipe for requesting a continuance, non-suit, or dismissal on a civil or small claims case. Request for Court Action/Dismissal Praecipe Form

  • Complete, print, and sign form.
  • Be sure to include your Bar ID, if applicable
  • Case numbers may be obtained at under Case Status and Information, General District Court, Case information. Select Fairfax County General District Court from the drop down menu and change Case Type to "Civil" and Case Status to "Active/Inactive". Then enter the plaintiff or defendant name.


2) Notice of Appearance

Counsel are encouraged to submit their notice of appearance on a case prior to the court date. Please list the firm name on your notice of appearance.

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3) Unlawful Detainer Case Disposition

The unlawful detainer case disposition form is to be filled out prior to and submitted in court for Unlawful Detainer cases. Fairfax County GDC Unlawful Detainer Disposition Form


4) Witness Subpeona

The Civil Witness Subpeona may be obtained at Please complete form and submit 4 copies to the Fairfax County General District Court clerk's office

Witness Subpeona instructions may be obtained at


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