Civil Division

CONTACT INFORMATION: Monday-Friday, 8 A.M. - 4 P.M. (Phones close at 3:30 P.M.)
4110 Chain Bridge Road, Room 211
Fairfax, VA 22030
Holly Smith
Division Manager

Civil Motions & Demurrers

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All such pleadings shall be heard in open court. Form, notice, and any required fee shall be as prescribed by law. Five days' notice is required to the opposing party and the court. Motions may be typed by either party, may be filed on the General Notice and Motion Form or may be filed on one of the appropriate forms provided by the Supreme Court of Virginia (located here).

Emergency Motions will be heard at 9:30AM Monday-Friday.

Non-substantive motions can be filed on the regularly scheduled 2A return docket and will be heard with the plaintiff's cases. Fridays are reserved for landlord/tenant and small claims motions.

Substantive motions will be heard on Wednesday at 1:00PM. Limit of one substantive motion per case per court date. Time limit of 20 minutes per motion (longer motion will need to be specially set for the 9:30 shared float courtroom). Substantive motions include:

  • Demurrers
  • Pleas in Bar
  • Motions Objecting to Jurisdiction
  • Motions to Transfer Venue if accompanied by a memorandum in support
  • Motions to Dismiss
  • Motions to Quash Process
  • Motions Craving Oyer
  • Motions to Compel Arbitration
  • Motion for Sanctions
  • Motions for Summary Judgment if accompanied by a memorandum in support
  • Motions to Transfer Jurisdiction
  • Any Motion Accompanied by a memorandum in support
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