The Clerk’s Office of the Fauquier County Circuit Court offers limited access to the Land Records Management System through secured and restricted web access. Access will be available through subscription only, to be approved by the Clerk. The following types of records will be available through subscription: Index to deeds, wills, marriages, financing statements, judgments, and trade names; and images from deed and will books, and judgment docketing information.
Charges: $300 annually for each individual user. $600 annually for each corporate user. Each corporate user will be entitled to two users per account. To add additional users to an account, a fee of $300 per year will be charged. Click on the links to find additional information on the remote access subscriptions:
What do I do if I received a Jury Questionnaire or a summons for jury duty?
See our jury information page on our website for instructions and detailed information regarding these matters.
Can I get married at the courthouse?
We do not have anyone here on staff that performs ceremonies. We do have a list of civil celebrants that you can contact to come out and perform the ceremony after you get the license. See the list of civil celebrants on our marriage license page.
How do I file for probate?
To begin the process, we ask that you drop off the following at our office at 29 Ashby Street, Warrenton, VA, 20186 from 8:00am - 4:00pm, Monday through Friday:
Once our office reviews your information, we will contact you with your next step.
How can I obtain copies of land records (deeds/plats)?
To obtain a copy of a deed or plat you need to contact the Record Room. See their page for details.
How can I get a civil motion put on the docket?
You must file a praecipe with the clerk’s office no later than 12:00 noon, 8 days prior to the date. Civil motions are heard on the court’s motion’s day which are the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month. Civil cases are heard at 9:00 a.m. and domestic cases are heard at 1:30 p.m. on these days. Praecipe Form
How do I file for divorce?
Our office cannot, by law, give legal advice. You should consult with an attorney or do the legal research on your own to answer your question.
For attorney referrals please contact one of the following:
Virginia State Bar Virginia Lawyer Referral Service: Call 1-800-552-7977 or see www.vsb.org/vlrs/for more details.
Rappahannock Legal Services: A non-profit corporation that provides free civil legal assistance to low-income individuals and families in Fauquier, Culpeper and Rappahannock counties. Call 540-825-3131 or see www.rapplegal.com for other offices and locations.
Fauquier County Bar Association: Provides referrals to local attorneys. See their website at www.fauquierbar.com.
How can I change my address on my concealed handgun permit?
You have two options:
1. CHANGE THE ADDRESS ON YOUR CURRENT PERMIT: 1. To have the address changed on your current permit, you will need to contact the Circuit Court where you obtained your permit and apply for an address change (request for duplicate). There is a $10.00 fee and a new permit with your Fauquier address will be sent to you. This will allow you to carry that permit until it expires. When this permit expires, you will need to come to the Clerk's office and apply for a new one and there will be a $50.00 fee.
2. YOU APPLY FOR A NEW PERMIT IN FAUQUIER: 1. You can come into the Clerk's office and apply for a new permit here in Fauquier. There will be a $50.00 fee. However; please note that if you apply either less than 90 days from the expiration date or more than 180 days from your expiration date, the new permit will expire in 5 years after the date it was issued.
Circuit Court fines and costs can be paid in person or by mail. We accept CASH, MONEY ORDERS, or CASHIER'S CHECKS ONLY. We DO NOT accept payments by personal check, debit or credit cards. Please make any money orders/cashier's checks payable to: 'Clerk of the Circuit Court Fauquier County' and mail them to:
Clerk of the Circuit Court
29 Ashby Street
Warrenton, VA 20186.
Include a self-addressed, stamped envelope so we can return your receipt to you.
How can I find out information about a case in the Circuit Court or other courts
Select the county or city of your choosing in the drop down box and hit begin.
At that point, you can select criminal or civil and either search by name, case number, or hearing date.
Then click on the blue case number for the correct case you are searching for and then you can see case details for that case.
This search engine will provide all cases from 1988-current for the Fauquier Circuit Court. You cannot see the actual documents regarding the case but you can see where certain documents were entered by clicking on pleadings/orders at the top of the screen. In order to do view the actual documents, you would need to come into the courthouse and view them. You can also check services by hitting the services tab at the top of the screen after clicking on your case.
How Can I Get a Criminal Background Check?
You would need to request a criminal background check through the Virginia State Police. Please see their website for details.