Virginia's Judicial System

Fauquier Circuit Court

20th Judicial Circuit of Virginia

Circuit Courts Informational Pamphlet


Hon. Gail H. Barb


Phone: (540) 422-8100
Fax: (540) 422-8112

Clerk's Office Hours

8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Record Room Hours: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Recordation Cutoff: 3:30 pm


29 Ashby Street
Warrenton, VA 20186-3202

General Information:

Recording Department:

Records Room:

Estate Filings:

Civil Cases:

Criminal Cases:

Marriage Licenses:

Please see the local website at for the current Circuit Court Transition Plan


  • Hon. Douglas L. Fleming Jr., Chief Judge
  • Hon. James P. Fisher
  • Hon. James E. Plowman Jr.
  • Hon. Stephen E. Sincavage
  • Hon. Matthew P. Snow

Terms of Court and General Information

  • Terms begin, 4th Monday, Jan., March, May, July, Sept., & Nov.
  • Grand Juries, 1st day of Term. Indictments returned at 1:00 p.m.
  • Misdemeanor Appeals called on the 4th Monday of each month at 1:00 p.m.
  • Court convenes 9:00 a.m.; Trials commence at 10:00 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
  • To review docketing procedures, go to the local website available on the 'Local Website' link, which can be found on the right side of this page under 'Local Court Links'