On June 11, 2020, the Fairfax County General District Court entered an Order for Temporary Procedure for Video or Telephone Hearings Due to COVID-19 Pandemic. It describes the requirements and procedures that need to be followed to request a remote hearing if you are unable to attend court due to concerns related to COVID-19. This order was updated on July 29, 2020.
Depending on the type of hearing, you may appear by telephone or Webex. The Order above, as well as the forms below, contain the detailed listing of which types of hearings fall under which option.
If you are requesting to appear by phone, use the Motion for Remote Hearing - Phone form and follow the instructions contained within.
If you are requesting to appear by video, use the Motion for Remote Hearing - Video form and follow the instructions contained within.
You can use Webex's Testing Site to verify if your device supports Webex. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have the proper equipment and environment to appear by phone or Webex.
(Last Updated 7-29-2020)