Courtroom Social Distance Guideline:
The Court wants to reiterate that only litigants in a case will be allowed in the courtrooms to comply with social distancing guidelines. Masks will be optional to enter the Courthouse to include public corridors. Mask requirements in courtrooms are at the discretion of the presiding judge.
Please note docket changes as indicated below. Please see the Orders for Judicial Emergency published by the Supreme Court of Virginia for more information.
The General District Court has adjusted some procedures and eliminated others that were instituted during the Coronavirus pandemic. The Court's current procedures can be found on the Court Procedures page.
Fairfax GDC Traffic and Criminal Dockets - Beginning July 12, 2021
With the current limitations on inmate movement for recently admitted inmates to the GDC, all 8:30AM bond motions and inmate arraignments will remain in Courtroom 2J and be heard via video. Fugitive cases will remain at 10:30AM via video.
Following consultation with the Health Department, capacity will be limited in the courtrooms to maintain social distancing. All Traffic and Criminal regular trial dockets will begin at 9:30 AM. If there are court dates that appear to exceed allowable capacity, those days will be segmented into 9:30 AM and 10:30 AM, and, possibly 11:30AM segments. Should segmenting be needed, the Clerk's Office will send notices.
Traffic Motions will continue to be heard at 9:00 AM in Courtroom 1D and Criminal Motions in Courtroom 2J at 9:30 AM.
Blood Dockets will be heard at 9:30 AM in Courtroom 1A and at 1:00 PM in Courtrooms 1A and 1D.
The Order for Temporary Procedure for Video or Telephone Hearings Due to COVID-19 Pandemic remains in effect until further notice. All other traffic and criminal cases remain on their currently docketed days and times until further notice.
Town of Vienna and Town of Herndon Dockets - Beginning August 2, 2021
With the current limitations on inmate movement and until alternative direction from the Sheriff's Office, all hearings for incarcerated defendants will remain remote via video.
All Town of Vienna and Town of Herndon regular trial dockets will begin at 9:00 AM. The cases will remain organized by Officer. Following consultation with the Health Department, capacity will be limited in the courtrooms to maintain social distancing. If there are court dates that appear to exceed that capacity, those days will be segmented into 9:00 AM and 10:00 AM and, possibly, 11:00AM segments. Should segmenting be needed, the Clerk's Office will send notices.
The Order for Temporary Procedure for Video or Telephone Hearings Due to COVID-19 Pandemic remains in effect until further notice.
If you have any questions about policies or procedures or need any other assistance, please email the clerk at GDCMail@fairfaxcounty.gov or call the specific division at:
Criminal Division: 703-246-3305
Traffic Division: 703-246-2815
Civil Division: 703-246-3012