Virginia's Judicial System

Fauquier General District Court

20th Judicial District of Virginia

General District Courts Informational Pamphlet


Ms Whitney Danielle Thornton


Phone: (540) 422-8035
Fax: (540) 422-8033

Clerk's Office Hours

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM


6 Court Street
Warrenton, VA 20186-3299


  • Hon. Lorrie Ann Sinclair Taylor, Chief Judge
  • Hon. William R. Fitzpatrick
  • Hon. Jessica H. Foster
  • Hon. Deborah C. Welsh

Court Schedule

   9:00 a.m. 1st, 2nd, & 4th Wednesdays
     First returns on Warrants in Debts/Detinue, Garnishments, and 
        Unlawful Detainers
     Interrogatories, Small Claims, and Uncontested Civil Motions
   1:00 p.m., Thursday and Fridays:
     Civil Trials (set by court), rent/damages, long or contested 
        civil motions

Traffic & Criminal Cases
   11:30 a.m. Mon., Wed., Thurs., and Friday
     Arraignments, Bond Hearings, and Criminal motions

   Preliminary Hearings
     1st, 2nd, & 4th Wed. 1:00 p.m.

   Mondays 9:00 a.m., and 1:00. p.m.; 1st and 3rd Fridays at 9:00 
     Fauquier Sheriff's Department

   9:00 a.m. Thursdays: VA State Police

   2nd and 4th Friday at 9:00 a.m.
     Town of Remington Traffic

   3rd Wednesday at 9:00 a.m.
     Town of Remington/ Remington Criminal

   4th Fridays, 9:00 a.m.
     Town of Warrenton Traffic

   3rd Wednesday at 1:00 p.m.
     Citizen Complaints

   4th Tuesday 9:00 a.m.
     VASAP, ACS, Show Cause Hearings

Continuance Policy

First continuance on infraction cases granted by Clerk at least 10 days prior to court date; subsequent continuances granted in open court by Judge. First continuance on misdemeanors granted in open court by Judge.