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

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…

Unlawful Detainer Case Disposition Form Updated

November 14, 2018

The Fairfax General District Court Civil Division has an updated version of the Unlawful Detainer Case Disposition Form that matches the 2018 DC-421 Summons for Unlawful Detainer form. There is also an updated sample form with an explanation of each section on the form. These forms can be found...

New SRP Friday Docket Starting August 10, 2018

August 3, 2018

The Fairfax General District Court will continue to hear Probation Violations and specially set cases on the Judges’ Criminal Sentencing and Traffic Non-Compliance Dockets.

Depending upon how close the trial date is set, SRP Violations can be heard with the underlying cases at trial or on an SRP Non-Compliance docket.…

2B Trials Not Scheduled on Wednesdays Starting August 15th, 2018

April 16, 2018

The Fairfax County General District Court is actively reviewing options to efficiently utilize the available resources. Starting August 15th, on a trial basis, we will not schedule civil trials on Wednesdays. The judge normally assigned to those cases will be assigned to the over-stressed traffic and criminal matters. Efforts will continue to identify docket efficiencies. We will welcome any…

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