Domestic Relations Services

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

703-246-3040
TTY 711

4110 Chain Bridge Road, Suite 202
Fairfax, VA 22030

Laura Harris,
Unit Director

Paternity

Clients who want to establish who the father of a child is can file a petition for Paternity

  • Sometimes it is necessary to file for paternity to add a parent to a child’s birth certificate

  • Domestic Relations staff can assist clients in filing a petition but cannot make changes to a child’s birth certificate

  • Once the client has obtained a court order from a judge, the client can take the order to Vital Records to change the birth certificate