Fairfax County Government, Courts and Schools CLOSED Tuesday, Jan. 26

Posted 8:25 p.m.

Government, Courts and Schools

  • Fairfax County Government offices/facilities will be CLOSED on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016. Employees are granted emergency administrative leave. Emergency service personnel should report as scheduled. Emergency services such as public safety will be available.
  • The Fairfax County Circuit Court, General District Court and Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court will be CLOSED Jan. 26
  • Fairfax County Public Schools will be closed Tuesday, Jan. 26.Fairfax County experienced a historic snow storm. The county is geographically diverse, and while roads are clear in parts of the county, some areas, especially the northern and western edges, are still experiencing significant problems. Employee safety is a priority and closing Tuesday will enable VDOT and homeowner associations to clear the remainder of the roads so everyone can get to work safely.

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29 responses to “Fairfax County Government, Courts and Schools CLOSED Tuesday, Jan. 26”

  1. Anonymous says :


  2. Anonymous says :

    Thank you for the timely decision.

  3. Anonymous says :

    I was supposed to serve as a witness for a case tomorrow. Because the courts are closed, will I receive another court date or do I appear the next day the courts are open? Thanks!

    • fairfaxcounty says :

      The Fairfax County General District Court will be closed Tuesday, January 26, 2016 due to inclement weather.

      If you were scheduled to appear in Criminal court, you will receive your new date by mail, or you can check your new date on the Supreme Court’s web site at https://eapps.courts.state.va.us/gdcourts

      If you were scheduled to appear in Civil court, defendants will receive notice of the new court date by mail. New court dates may be viewed on the Supreme Court’s website at https://eapps.courts.state.va.us/gdcourts however please allow at least one week for cases to be updated.

      • Anonymous says :

        What about traffic court?

        • fairfaxcounty says :

          From the general district court website: If you were scheduled for 9:30am Traffic Court at the Fairfax County courthouse on Monday, January 25th (not the Town of Herndon or Vienna), your case will be continued to Friday, February 26, 2016 at 1:30 P.M. If you were scheduled for 9:30am Traffic Court on Tuesday, January 26th, your case will be continued to Friday, March 11, 2016 at 1:30 P.M. All parties (including towns) will be notified of their new court date by mail at the address noted on their ticket. If the address is not correct, please call the clerk’s office at 703-246-3764 to change your address and obtain the new court date. Court dates can be confirmed at https://eapps.courts.state.va.us/gdcourts

          Hope that helps!

  4. Anonymous says :

    Text Ed a bunch of happy emojis on my behalf. Cheers!

  5. Anonymous says :

    Is the permit center open today?

  6. murali krishnamurthy says :

    We can’t even shovel the snow, and the government is not even cleaning it. Schools better be closed on Wednesday, a two hour delay wouldn’t do. Its good if schools start early next year, and then it will end early.

  7. Anonymous says :

    Does Fairfax County have any need or use for volunteer equipment operators? I have several years’ experience in heavy equipment and would be happy to help.

    • fairfaxcounty says :

      Thanks so much! We aren’t aware of any request for volunteers in this area at the moment, but will certainly let you know if that changes.

  8. Anonymous says :

    Good afternoon! When might we expect a call on county government status for tomorrow (Wednesday 1/27)? Not looking for a blood oath or anything, but an approximation would be helpful so that my place of employment that generally follows gov’t closings doesn’t jump the gun and publicly declare us “open” right before the county calls “closed.” Will there be an actual announcement if it’s open, or will there be NO announcement if it’s open?

  9. Anonymous says :

    Lorton Patch reports that FFx County schools and offices are closed tomorrow to allow clearing of streets and schools from snow. Is this the school offices only or are they closing Fairfax County Government as well to allow for the clearing of roads and neighborhoods for those still stuck in their neighborhoods?

    • fairfaxcounty says :

      A county operating status decision won’t be announced until sometime after 6 p.m., after all relevant information has been reviewed. Fairfax County Public Schools are closed tomorrow, Wed., Jan. 27. http://www.fcps.edu/news/emerg.shtml

      • Anonymous says :

        My neighborhood and several others, still have snow piled up preventing us from getting out. No plow in sight. We should stay off roads and let the plows come through the neighborhoods tomorrow.

  10. Michael Brashier says :

    How will the juvenile license ceremony scheduled for today be rescheduled?

    • fairfaxcounty says :

      For information regarding ceremony scheduling, you can call the court at 703-246-3030.

      • D Callsen says :

        My child also had his juvenile license ceremony scheduled for today. The number you left to call just says if a child’s first ceremony is missed a second ceremony is rescheduled and we will be sent another notice. After the second miss then it is resent back to Richmond. This first “miss” should not count since it wasn’t in our control right? I’d love to bring him in for tomorrow ceremony, if the courts are open, since he has the day off from school and wouldn’t have to miss school for his rescheduled date. Please advise if coming tomorrow is ok of if that messes up tomorrow’s ceremony.

  11. Anonymous says :

    Has garbage collection for tomorrow been changed due to road conditions?

  12. Jeffrey N. Silverstein says :

    At what time tonight(Jan 26,2016 do you anticipate posting the opening or closing of the Fairfax Courts? Please do post it either way so that there will be no uncertainty.

    • fairfaxcounty says :

      A county operating status decision won’t be announced until sometime after 6 p.m., tonight, after all relevant information has been reviewed.

  13. Anonymous says :

    Please post/announced your openning/closing for court schedule tomorrow asap. We are very anxious as we are scheduled tomorrow at 9 AM… we will await for further announcements.

  14. Anonymous says :

    WTOP saying open with unscheduled leave tomorrow. Is this correct?

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