In Arlington County, the 17th Judicial District includes the City of Falls Church, Virginia.
"The Circuit Court is the trial court of general jurisdiction in Virginia; this means that the court has authority to try a full range of cases both civil and criminal. Civil cases involve disputes essentially private in nature between two or more parties; criminal cases are controversies between the State and persons accused of a crime. Only in a circuit court is a jury provided for the trial of these disputes and controversies. The Virginia circuit court system is composed of 31 judicial circuits with 120 separate circuit courts in the various counties and cities of the State. The Supreme Court of Virginia establishes the rules of practice and procedure for the circuit courts, and the Executive Secretary of the Supreme Court as the administrator of the circuit court system."
The information on the websites for the Court and for the Circuit Court is for general information purposes only. Court business is not conducted online. Specific case information, scheduling and services may be obtained ONLY by calling or going to the appropriate office. Get contact information >>>
You can research deeds, financing statements, judgments, wills and other records maintained by the Circuit Court by registering and paying a fee to access the County Application Framework(CAF). Apply For Optional CAF Account, or Search CAF. Find out more >>>
Cell phones and other electronic devices are not allowed in the courthouse. Storage lockers are available in the Detention Facility lobby, across the courtyard, at 1435 N. Courthouse Road, for a small fee. You will need change. Laptop computers, eReaders, and iPods are permitted; iPads are not permitted.