Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Clerk's Office Hours of Operation: 8am-4:00pm M-F

TTY 711

4110 Chain Bridge Road, 3rd floor
Fairfax, VA 22030

Kristi Smith,
Clerk of Court

Department Resources

JDRDC COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

All JDRDC offices are currently physically closed to the public. However, offices are staffed Monday through Friday from 8:00 am until 4:30 pm. Please contact the office you are looking for by phone.

While JDRDC offices are closed, the Court remains open and operating on a limited docket. Please refer to the Court's COVID policy or call 703-246-3367.

Yes with a few exceptions. Per Chief Judge White's court order all persons entering the Courthouse are required to wear a face covering unless the individual is a child under the age of two, an individual who has difficulty breathing, or who cannot remove a face covering without help, or has other medical issues that make the wearing of a face covering unsafe. You can read Judge White's entire order here.

During this judicial emergency, Domestic Relations is not able to provide in-person assistance with preliminary protective orders (PPOs). We are still available to assist by phone and email. PPOs will be filed by affidavit; there are no hearings for PPOs. To file a PPO against a family member (for the definition of family member, please see the Juvenile Court Glossary Terms), please call us at 703-246-3040. We will then email you encrypted documents to fill out which you can then safely submit to a judge to review. An intake officer will call you to complete the paperwork. After the packet is submitted, a hearing will be set 15 days from the day that you file. At this hearing, you can ask the judge for a full, or two-year, protective order.

If you need to file a protective order against a non-family member, please contact the Fairfax County General District Court.

An intake officer will assist you with your civil intake needs by conducing an appointment over the telephone and mailing paperwork to you to be signed.  You can then mail the paperwork to the clerks office so that your case can be docketed. Please call Domestic Relations' office at 703-246-3040 to get started.

Most hearings have been delayed due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.  Please contact the JDRDC Clerks office at 703-246-3367 for specific information about your case.

In person mediations are not occurring at this time.Please contact the Mediation Unit at 703-246-3047 for specific information regarding your case.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and County offices being closed to the public, Juvenile Intake is currently only processing the following complaints in person: juveniles who are appearing in custody by law enforcement and violent felonies against persons. Other misdemeanor and felony complaints are being sent electronically by law enforcement.

Parents/Guardians should contact the police to report the juvenile as a runaway.

Juvenile Intake is available via telephone 24 hours a day/7 days a week and can be reached at 703-246-2495.

If you were recently ordered to probation or pretrial supervision and have not yet spoken to your assigned officer you should phone (703) 246-2375 for further instructions.  Please leave a message with your full name and number where you can be reached if your call is not answered by a live person.

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