General District Court

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Open during regular business hours 8 A.M. to 4 P.M., Monday - Friday

703-246-3764
TTY 711

4110 Chain Bridge Road
Fairfax, VA, 22030

Eric Barr,
Clerk of Court

General District Court Announcements

GDC 2020 Calendar Update

January 3, 2020

The Fairfax County General District Court Calendar has been updated starting in February 2020. Our SRP & Mental Health, Mental Health Only, and Veterans Treatment Dockets have had their schedules changed. See the end of this announcement for details.

In addition, in an effort to make our calendars more readable for everyone, we have split them out into Criminal, Traffic, and Civil…

Criminal and Traffic Motions Update - November 1, 2019

October 23, 2019

Beginning Friday, November 1st, 2019, all criminal and traffic motions will be heard at 9:30AM. Fairfax County GDC is eliminating the 9:00AM motions dockets. Allcriminal motionswill be heard in Courtroom 2J at 9:30AM. Alltraffic motionswill be heard in Courtroom 1E at 9:30AM, with the exception of motions involving a DWI restricted license, which will be heard at 9:30AM in front of the…

Unlawful Detainer Disposition Form Update

October 23, 2019

The GDC Civil Division's Unlawful Detainer Case Disposition Form for attorneys has changed. The updated VA Code §55.1-1250(C) has replaced VA Code §55-243(C) or §55-248.34:1(C) under immediate writ of eviction. In addition, a line for awarding costs for Servicemember Civil Relief Act counsel fees has been added. All attorneys will be required to use the updated form immediately.

This…

Court Policy Reminders: Docket Changes, Filing of Motions & Continuances, Mental Health Docket

July 29, 2019

Please note the following changes and reminders for procedures in the Fairfax County General District Court:

1.Criminal motions (9:00AM in courtroom 2H) can be filed the same day until 8:30AM except for motions involving an incarcerated…

Unlawful Detainer Detention Form Change - Effective July 1, 2019

June 27, 2019

The Civil Division's Unlawful Detainer Case Disposition Form for attorneys has changed. All attorneys will be required to use the updated form beginning July 1st. This form can be obtained on our website (Form, ...

Court Docket Schedule Changes - Effective July 1, 2019

June 6, 2019

Please note the following changes to the Fairfax County General District Court Schedule beginning on July 1, 2019, with the return of our 11th judge to the bench.

There will be a float courtroom each morning in Courtroom 2H at 9:30 AM that will hold an extra criminal, traffic, or civil docket as determined by case counts/division needs. The exception is every other Wednesday, which…

Unlawful Detainer Cases – Reminders of Court Policies

February 21, 2019

There are several reminders for Fairfax General District Unlawful Detainer court on Fridays:

The UD Case Disposition form should be used. The following issues have been frequently found with these forms:

a.The address in the upper right-hand corner should be the detained property address – not the address where the defendant was served, if they differ.
b.All…

Continuance Policy Update – Felony Drug Cases

February 21, 2019

For felony drug cases, if a lab report is not back before the second preliminary hearing date, the parties are encouraged to file any agreed continuance requests, at least a week prior to the court date, to have the cases continued for a period no longer than 30 – 60 additional days. In court continuances are disfavored.

New Cut-Off for Filings in Morning Traffic and Criminal Court

December 27, 2018

For our Fairfax General District Court Traffic and Criminal Division courtrooms, a cut-off time of 9:15 a.m. for the counter, and 9:25 a.m in court have been established for filing entry of appearance, or other documents which may result in or request passing of cases to the Commonwealth Attorney. These cut-offs have been established to allow clerk’s office…

New Cut-Off for Filings in Morning Traffic and Criminal Court

December 27, 2018

For our Fairfax General District Court Traffic and Criminal Division courtrooms, a cut-off time of 9:15 a.m. for the counter, and 9:25 a.m in court have been established for filing entry of appearance, or other documents which may result in or request passing of cases to the Commonwealth Attorney. These cut-offs have been established to allow clerk’s office…

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