Clerk of the Circuit Court
City voters elect the Clerk of the Circuit Court, one of the constitutional officers created by the Commonwealth's constitution. The Clerk of the Circuit Court, who is elected to an 8-year term, is the official custodian of all court records and documents for both the city and Fairfax County.
The Clerk's office is located on the third floor of the Jennings Building, 4110 Chain Bridge Road; 703.246.2770.
As the chief law enforcement officer in the city and in Fairfax County, the Commonwealth's Attorney prosecutes criminal cases, including all felonies occurring in the city. Residents of the city and Fairfax County elect the Commonwealth's Attorney to a 4-year term.The principal focus of this office is major crimes, and the office works closely with the City of Fairfax Police Department.
Offices of the Commonwealth's Attorney are located in the Fairfax County Judicial Center, 4110 Chain Bridge Road, Suite 123; 703.246.2776.
The city shares a sheriff with Fairfax County and other local communities. The sheriff is an elected official who has criminal and civil jurisdiction in the city and surrounding jurisdictions. The sheriff, elected to a 4-year term, is responsible for securing the city's General District Court, County Adult Detention Center and County Pre-Release Center, serving civil processes, and security of the Judicial Center and various county courts.
The Sheriff's Office has more than 400 uniformed deputies and civilian employees. The office is located in the Judicial Center at 4110 Chain Bridge Road; 703.246.3227.
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