Government Offices and Courts Closed Thursday, March 5

Posted at 5:10 a.m.

County and School Status

  • Fairfax County Government offices are closed today, Thursday, March 5 and employees are granted emergency administrative leave. Emergency service personnel should report as scheduled.
  • The Fairfax County Circuit Court, General District Court and Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court also are closed today.
  • Fairfax County Public Schools are closed today, March 5. School Age Child Care (SACC) centers are closed.

Parks, Community and Recreation and Community Centers

  • If you have questions about Park Authority facilities, contact the site directly, call the Parks inclement weather line at 703-324-8661, TTY 711, or visit
  • For Department of Neighborhood and Community Services programs and events visit or call 703-324-4600, TTY 711.
  • The Reston Community Center and the McLean Community Center may be affected by the inclement weather. Call RCC at 703-476-4500, TTY 711, or MCC at 703-790-0123, TTY 711, for their current operating status.

Transportation: Connector, FASTRAN

  • Fairfax Connector bus service may be affected by the inclement weather. Check the Connector Web page at for the current operating status.
  • For information about FASTRAN, call 703-222-9764, TTY 711, or online at

View the public meetings calendar for any potential cancellations of public meetings of Fairfax County government Boards, Authorities or Commissions.

Emergency information is available on Fairfax County’s website (, Facebook (, Twitter (, Fairfax Alerts at or by calling the Fairfax County Emergency Information Hotline at 703-817-7771, TTY 711. Fairfax County Government Radio ( will announce county government closing status and also broadcasts weather forecasts several times per hour.

Winter weather preparedness information can be found online at

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14 responses to “Government Offices and Courts Closed Thursday, March 5”

  1. Anonymous says :

    Great job ! Announcing this after hundreds of folks are already on the way in !

  2. Anonymous says :

    ditto already here

  3. Ashley says :

    How do I know of the postponed hearing date for my traffic court? It was supposed to be today. Please let me know! Thanks!

  4. Fairfax County Emergency Information says :

    Sorry for any inconvenience. The county began publicizing today’s government closure with our first message that was posted on the county’s employee inclement weather hotline at 5 a.m. The county posted additional messages on multiple channels, including social media, area radio/television stations, county website and the emergency information blog, as well as Fairfax Alerts messages.

  5. Anonymous says :

    If a traffic court continuance request form was submitted via email yesterday, Wednesday, and the deadline for submittal is today, how can it be verified that the continuance was accepted since the courts are closed today? Will continuances requested yesterday be honored and processed on Friday? Thank you.

  6. dick dantonio says :

    In the advice for preparation for snow emergencies include a suggestuion to dig out and keep clear fire hydrants. I have seen many buried in snow banks!

  7. Anonymous says :

    I assume Juvenile Driver’s License Ceremony scheduled for today will be cancelled if courts are closed, correct? Will they send new date to anyone who was supposed to be there today?

  8. Anonymous says :

    Assume Juvenile Driver’s License Ceremony for today would be cancelled if courts are closed today, correct?

  9. Anonymous says :

    I submitted a continuance request via email yesterday for my court date on Monday March 9th. The website states in needs to be made 2 business days in advance of the scheduled court date which would have been today. Will the request still be honored since it was made yesterday but court is closed today. Please let me know what needs to be done or who I can call. Thank you