Virginia's Judicial System

Fauquier Circuit Court

20th Judicial Circuit of Virginia

Circuit Courts Informational Pamphlet


Hon. Gail H. Barb


Phone: (540) 422-8100

Clerk's Office Hours

8:00 AM - 4:30 PM


29 Ashby Street
Warrenton, VA 20186-3202


  • Hon. Douglas L. Fleming Jr., Chief Judge
  • Hon. James P. Fisher
  • Hon. Jeanette A. Irby
  • Hon. James E. Plowman Jr.
  • Hon. Stephen E. Sincavage

Terms of Court and General Information

  • Misdemeanor Appeal Days, 2nd Tuesday each month.
  • Terms begin, 4th Monday, Jan., March, May, July, Sept., & Nov.
  • Motions Day, 1st & 3rd Tuesday each month at 9:00 a.m.; Domestic Motions called at 1:30 p.m.
  • Grand Juries, 1st day of Term. Indictments returned at 3:00 p.m.
  • Court convenes 9:00 a.m.
  • Commissioners in Chancery are utilized in partition suits and other selected suits.
  • Depositions/ Affidavits are utilized in divorces.
  • Fauquier Circuit distributes final orders by e-mail and mails certified copies of divorce decrees
  • Recordation cutoff: 3:30 p.m.