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

Susan Madsen,
Clerk of Court

Coronavirus Updates/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

Alert:

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.

You should not visit the courthouse if you are sick, if you are under a quarantine order or recommendation, or if you are awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test. Instead, contact the Clerk's Office using the information below to request a continuance.
 
At this juncture, continuance requests related to COVID-19 will be liberally granted. In addition, as the court tries to be flexible in these times, litigants and/or counsel may arrange to participate remotely by telephone or video. For more information, read the Order for Temporary Procedure for Video or Telephone Hearings Due to COVID-19 Pandemic and visit the Remote Hearing Procedures page.  To request a continuance of your case, please email the Clerk's Office at GDCMail@fairfaxcounty.gov or call the specific division at the numbers below.
 
You may confirm the specific time of your case using the Online Case Information System two weeks ahead of your scheduled court date. Because the Court's dockets are being scheduled throughout the day to minimize the number of people attending, it is of the utmost importance that you arrive on time for your scheduled hearing.

Procedures

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.

For detailed court procedures, please refer to the Court Procedures page.

Contact Information

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

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