General District Court Procedures & Forms

The General District Court's Procedures, previously published as a single consolidated document, are being transitioned to existing as pages on this website.  This page will act as a "Table of Contents" of all of the procedures we have published.

These procedures are subject to change in response to legislative changes or other situations that require it.  The authoritative version of the procedures will always be considered what is live online. 

Court Procedures

General Policies & Procedures

The procedures listed here are common to the operation of all divisions of the Court.

Civil and Small Claims Case Procedures

The procedures below generally apply to both Civil and Small Claims cases.  In some instances, the policy differs slightly depending on the type of case - each page will list those differences where needed.

Please note the following procedures:

The rest of the Court's Civil procedures follow:

Criminal Case Procedures

Traffic Case Procedures

Court Forms

Listed below are the local forms developed by the Fairfax County General District Court.  Statewide forms (DC-XXX forms) are available via the state's forms page, located here.

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