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Fairfax County, VA Public Records

Fairfax County public records include all recorded information documenting activities of transactions by any officer or agency. The county allows citizens access to public records per the Virginia Freedom of Information act. Though there are specific exemptions, all meetings are open for public inspection. Vital records such as marriage, divorce, or death are available to eligible interested parties. These include parents, spouses, close relatives, and legal representatives. Marriage, death, and divorce data become public after 25 years, though birth records are available after 100 years. The records are accessed from the Virginia Department of health via the Vital Records Office. Property records are also open for public inspection and can be found at the Fairfax County Department of Tax Administration Real Estate Division.

Courts in Fairfax County

Court Records in Fairfax County, Virginia

Fairfax County court records include information on judicial proceedings and actions taken within the District or Circuit Courts. The clerk of the court maintains records for non-confidential case files. Requests for these details are available in person or from online case information systems. Requesters may also get this information from the office of the Executive Secretary of the Supreme Court of Virginia. Cases can be searched according to locality using case numbers, names, or hearing dates. The Fairfax County courthouses also maintain criminal and civil case records. It avails non-confidential criminal histories to the public from Monday to Friday during working hours. Interested parties may contact the Criminal or Civil Records division at Fairfax Circuit Courthouse to view these records.

Court Name:
4110 Chain Bridge Road

Jails and Prisons in Fairfax County

Find Inmate Search and Jail Records in Fairfax County, Virginia

Though incarcerated persons are not provided any rights under the Freedom of Information act, Fairfax County inmate records are available for public viewing. These records are maintained by the Sheriff’s Office and the Virginia Department of Corrections. Interested parties can search inmate information by providing their names or booking numbers on the Offender Locator platform. That will yield the inmate's physical descriptors, sentencing information, and the detaining facility. If one is having trouble finding a specific inmate, it is also possible to directly contact the Virginia Department of Corrections. Fairfax County has four jails and prisons, serving a population of 1.14 million residents. It is ranked 105th out of 133 in jails per capita.

Jails and Prisons Name:
400 N. Washington St.
Falls Church

Popular Cities in Fairfax

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