Fairfax Circuit court

19th Judicial Circuit of Virginia

Circuit Courts Informational Pamphlet 

Clerk

Hon. John T. Frey

Phone/Fax

Phone: (703) 246-4111
Phone: (703) 691-7320 - General Court Information
Fax: (703) 273-6564

Judges

  • Hon. Dennis J. Smith, Presiding Judge, Chief Judge
  • Hon. Randy I. Bellows, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. Jan L. Brodie, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. Michael F. Devine, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. Brett A. Kassabian, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. Charles James Maxfield, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. R. Terrence Ney, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. Lorraine Nordlund, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. Jane Marum Roush, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. David Stanford Schell, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. Robert J. Smith, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. John M. Tran, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. Bruce D. White, Presiding Judge

Terms of Court and General Information

  • Court convenes: Monday - Thursday 10:00 a.m 
  • --Criminal Motions - Friday 9:00 a.m. & 10:00 a.m. 
  • --Civil Motions - Friday 9:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m. & 11:30 a.m. 
  • Arraignments: Monday - Thursday, 10 a.m., & Fri., 9:00 a.m. 
  • Term Begins: 3rd Monday of every odd month (Jan., March, May, July, Sept., Nov.; except if it's a holiday, then it would be the 3rd Tues. of the month.) 
  • Grand Juries: 
  • --Regular Grand Jury: 3rd Monday of every odd month except when Monday is a holiday, then Grand Jury would be on a Tuesday. 
  • --Interim Grand Jury: 3rd Monday of every even month except when Monday is a holiday, then Grand Jury would be on a Tuesday. 
  • Criminal Term Day: 9:00 a.m. on Thursdays following 3rd Monday of each month; except when Thursday is a holiday, then Criminal Term would be 9:00 a.m. on the 4th Tuesday of each Monday. 
  • Misdemeanor Term Day: 1st Monday of each month. If the 1st Monday is a holiday, it is moved to the 2nd Monday of the month. 
  • Civil Term Day: 10:00 a.m. on the 4th Monday, Jan., March, May, July, Sept., & Nov. except when Monday is a holiday, then Civil Term begins on the 4th Tuesday. 
  • Civil & Criminal Term days are subject to change due to administrative necessity, such as Judicial Conferences. 
  • Commissioners in Chancery utilized as agreed or when the individual case requires appointment. 
  • Law and Domestic cases are handled through the differentiated case tracking program. Trial date is set at the scheduling conference. 
  • Other matters not part of the differential case tracking program, counsel files praecipe placing case on Civil Term Day docket for setting of trial date. 

Clerk's Office Hours

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM   

Address

4110 Chain Bridge Road Fairfax, VA 22030  Website: www.fairfaxcounty.gov/courts/circuit 

Fairfax General District Court

19th Judicial District of Virginia

General District Courts Informational Pamphlet 

Clerk

Ms Nancy L. Lake

Phone/Fax

Clerk: (703) 246-2153
General Information: (703) 691-7320
(1) Directions
(4) (1) Civil
(4) (2) Small Claims
(4) (3) Criminal
(4) (4) Court Services
Civil: (703) 246-3012
Criminal: (703) 246-3305
Traffic: (703) 246-3764
Fax: (703) 591-2349
Fax: Traffic: (703) 352-7581

Judges

  • Hon. Penney S. Azcarate, Presiding Judge, Chief Judge
  • Hon. Michael Joseph Cassidy, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. Thomas E. Gallahue, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. Lisa A. Mayne, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. Donald P. McDonough, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. William J. Minor Jr., Presiding Judge
  • Hon. Mitchell I. Mutnick, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. Ian M. O'Flaherty, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. Mark C. Simmons, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. Richard E. Gardiner

Court Schedule

Advisements
  Mon. - Fri., 8:30 a.m., Prisoners
  Mon. - Fri., 10:30 a.m., Non-Prisoners
Civil
  Mon. - Fri., 9:30 a.m.
  Small Claims
  Fri., 9:30 a.m.
  Foreclosure Docket
  Designated Thurs., 2:00 p.m.
Criminal
  Mon. - Fri., 9:30 a.m.
  Animal Control Cases
  Mon. - Fri., 10:45 a.m.
  Bond Reduction Motions
  Mon. - Fri., 8:30 a.m.
  Criminal Sentencing Docket
  3rd Thurs., 2:00 p.m.
Felony Review of Counsel
  Mon. - Fri., 9:30 a.m.
Preliminary Hearings
  Mon., Tues., Wed., 2:00 p.m.
Traffic
  Mon. - Fri., 9:30 a.m.
  Traffic Noncompliance/Sentencing Docket
  1st & 4th Thurs., 2:00 p.m.
  Toll Road Cases
  Mon., 2:00 p.m.
Towns Misdemeanor & Traffic
  (brought from within corporate limits)
  Mon., 9:30 a.m., Town of Vienna, heard in town of Vienna
  Wed., 9:30 a.m., Town of Herndon, heard in town of Herndon

Continuance Policy

Continuances: CIVIL - Consent by clerk, Opposed by motion; CRIMINAL - Misdemeanors by judge or motion; Felonies by judge w/Commonwealth's Attorney's consent. TRAFFIC - Infrac 1st by clerk, 2nd+ by judge; DUIs - 1st by clerk if agreed by both parties; 2nd+ and opposed, by judge; Misdemeanors by judge or motion. Email: GDCmail@fairfaxcounty.gov 

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Clerk's Office Hours

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Address

4110 Chain Bridge Road
Fairfax, VA 22030

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 10157, Fairfax, VA 22038

Herndon Division; 765 Lynn Street, Herndon, VA 22070

Vienna Division; 127 Center Street, South; Vienna, VA; 22180

Website:

www.fairfaxcounty.gov/courts/gdc/

Email:

GDCmail@fairfaxcounty.gov

***Please contact the court before faxing documents.***

Fairfax Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court

19th Judicial District of Virginia

Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Courts Informational Pamphlet 

Clerk

Ms Barbara Suini Moran

Phone/Fax

Phone: (703) 246-3367
Fax: (703) 352-8934

Judges

  • Hon. Glenn L. Clayton II, Presiding Judge, Chief Judge
  • Hon. Gayl Branum Carr, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. Kimberly J. Daniel, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. Teena D. Grodner, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. Helen Leiner, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. Thomas P. Mann, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. Janine M. Saxe, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. Thomas P. Sotelo, Presiding Judge

Court Schedule

**INFORMATION FOR MAGISTRATES**
**Bonded adult advisements**
  Fri., 10:00 a.m.
Adult cases in custody
  Mon. - Fri., 9:00 a.m.
  Note: Court does VTC advisements.
Arraignments
  Mon. - Fri., 9:00 a.m.
Detention Hearings
  Mon. - Fri., 1:30 p.m.
Misdemeanor Cases
  Mon., Tues., Wed. & Fri.,
  9:00a.m., 10:00 a.m., & 11:00 a.m.
Misdemeanor Gang Related Cases
  Thurs., 9:00a.m., 10:00 a.m., & 11:00 a.m.
Felony Cases
  Mon. - Fri., 1:30 p.m.
Bond Motions
  Mon. - Fri., 9:00 a.m.
Review of Detention Motions
  Mon. - Fri., 1:30 p.m.
Criminal Motions/Criminal Show Cause Summons
  Mon. - Fri., 3:00 p.m.
Sex Offenses
  1st & 4th Thurs., 9:00, 10:00, & 11:00 a.m.
CHINS
  Mon. - Fri., 9:00 a.m.
Civil Dockets
  Mon. - Fri., 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Civil Motions
  Wed., 10:00 a.m.
Traffic
  Mon. - Fri., 9:30 a.m.
Attorney Advisements/Adult
  Fri., 10:00 a.m.
Attorney Advisements/Juvenile
  Tues. & Thurs., 10:00 a.m.
Juvenile Driver's License Presentation
  Tues, Wed., & Thurs., 3:15 p.m.

Continuance Policy

Continuances granted upon motion with notice to other side. 

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Clerk's Office Hours

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Address

4110 Chain Bridge Road
Fairfax, VA 22030-4020