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Fauquier County Arrest, Court, and Public Records

What are Fauquier County Arrest Records?

Fauquier County arrest records contain information on individuals arrested in the county. The Virginia State Police (VSP) compiles and publishes adult and juvenile arrests as well as annual crime rates. The Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office also maintains an up-to-date arrest site, where interested parties may view the name, race, sex, height, weight, and alleged offense of arrested individuals.

Crime Statistics

The VSP serves as the primary repository for crime statistics in the State. The office publishes these statistics yearly. In 2019, there were 316 reported crimes in the county. Violent crimes included one murder case, 11 rapes, and 24 aggravated assaults. Property crimes reported were 1 arson, 20 burglaries, 1 robbery, 8 motor vehicle thefts, and 250 larcenies. Between 2015 and 2019, the county recorded a -34.02% decline in total crimes. Murder incidences declined by -50%, aggravated assault (-20%), arson (-85.71%), robbery (-90%), burglary (-60%), larceny (-28.57%), and motor vehicle theft (-61.90%) while rape went up by 22.22%.

What are Fauquier County Criminal Records?

Fauquier County criminal records are official documents depicting criminal histories of arrestees. In Virginia, the VSP provides name-based and fingerprint-based adult criminal record checks for a fee.

How Do I Get Fauquier County Criminal Records?

Residents can obtain Fauquier County criminal record checks from the Virginia State Police. Anyone can obtain a name-based record check. However, requesters must complete and submit a notarized Criminal Record Name Search Form (SP-167) by mail. It costs $15 per request; an additional $5 is attached if the applicant is also requesting sex offender information. Acceptable forms of payment include money order, certified check, business check, credit/debit card (Visa or Mastercard).

Note: The office provides only conviction data of the subject using this method of request.

To obtain arrest data, submit a fingerprint card with the request form. Email the office or call (804) 674-2131 for inquiries.

Virginia State Police Mailing Address
P.O. Box 27472
Richmond, VA 23261

Qualified agencies may request name-based checks using the Criminal Record Name Search Form (SP-230). It is not a requirement for the form to be notarized. It costs $15 per request and $20 for name-based and sex offender checks. Pay with a money order, certified check, business check, credit/debit card (Mastercard or Visa).

How to Find Fauquier County Sex Offender Information

The VSP maintains a statewide Sex Offender and Crimes Against Minors Registry. Individuals can search and view Fauquier County sex offender information. Search for offenders by name, address, zip code, county, city, and school. Parties have the option of including or excluding additional search parameters. County residents may also sign up for email notifications to get alerts when a sex offender moves into an area.

How do I Visit an Inmate in Fauquier County Jail?

Fauquier County has an adult detention center at

50 West Lee Street,
Warrenton, Virginia 20186.

Visiting hours for male inmates are from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. while female inmates may receive visitors from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Each inmate has a 20-minute minimum and 25-minute maximum visitation limit. For more visitation details, look up guidelines on the Adult Detention Center’s Web Page or contact the jail.

Where and How to Find Fauquier County Inmate Information

Direct inquiries on Fauquier County inmate information such as commissary and funds to the jail can be obtained by contacting the jail at (540) 422-8628. To get information on incarcerated inmates, view the Inmate Inquiry provided by the Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office. Interested parties may also search by the inmate’s last name.

What are Fauquier County Court Records?

Fauquier County court records are the official documentation of cases tried in the county’s courts. The Clerk of Circuit Court acts as records custodian in the county. The court records maintained by the Clerk are from 1831 to date. To obtain court records in the county, mail in a request or visit the records room in the Clerk’s Office at the address below. The records room is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

29 Ashby Street
Warrenton, VA 20186
Phone: (540) 422-8100

It costs $.50 per page for regular copies and $3 for certified copies. If the record is to be searched for, it costs $5 per name. These fees are payable by check or money order to Clerk, Circuit Court of Fauquier County. Email the Clerk for inquiries.

The Clerk’s Office also offers Court Remote Access (OCRA) to attorneys who want to access civil and criminal cases filed after January 1, 20018. This service requires an annual subscription of $120.

At the State level, interested parties may search Fauquier County Court General District and Circuit Court case information on the statewide Online Case Information System provided by the Virginia Judiciary. Searches can be made by name, case number, or hearing date. However, this search is limited to criminal or traffic cases. A more intensive search for criminal and civil case files is provided for the Fauquier County Circuit Court and General District Court.

Location of all Courts in Fauquier County

There is a Circuit Court, General District, and Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Court in Fauquier County. See court addresses, contact numbers, and business hours below:

Fauquier County Circuit Court - 20th Judicial Circuit (Office)
29 Ashby Street
Warrenton, VA 20186
Phone: (540) 422-8100
Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Fauquier County Circuit Court - 20th Judicial Circuit (Courtroom)
40 Culpeper Street
Warrenton, VA 20186
Fauquier County General District Court - 20th Judicial District
6 Court Street
Warrenton, VA 20186
Phone: (540) 422-8035
Fax: (540) 422-8033
Fauquier County Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Court
14 Main Street
Warrenton, VA 20186
Phone: (540) 422-8040
Fax: (540) 422-8041

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What are Fauquier County Vital Records

Fauquier County’s vital records refer to important events such as birth, death, marriage, divorce records. These records are maintained by the Clerk of Circuit Court who acts as records custodian in the county. The Clerk issues marriage records from 1759 to date, and birth and death records from 1853 to 1896. The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) Office of Vital Records issues divorce records from 1918 to date, marriage records from 1936 to date, and birth and death records from 1912 to date.

Where and How to Get Fauquier County Divorce Records

Print, complete, and sign an Application for Certification of a Marriage and/or Divorce Record (En Espanol) or create the application form online to order divorce records from the vital records office. This request may also be written. It costs $12 per certificate/search. Applicants using the printable form or writing the request may order via mail with a copy of valid identification to the address below. Call the office on (804) 662-6200 for inquiries.

Office of Vital Records
P. O. Box 1000
Richmond, VA 23218-1000

It takes 3 weeks to process a request. Requesters can track applications with their issued application numbers.

Where and How to Get Fauquier County Marriage Records

Order certified copies of marriage licenses by mail or in-person from the Clerk of Circuit Court’s Office. It costs $3 per certified copy for records 75 years old to date. Older records cost $.50 per page and an additional $2 for certification. It costs $5 for record searches. Available payment methods include cash, check, or money order. Visit the office at the address below with the full names of both spouses and the marriage license number. Parties who do not know the aforementioned number are required to pay the search fee.

29 Ashby Street
Warrenton, VA 20186
Phone: (540) 422-8100
Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Where and How to Get Fauquier County Birth Records

Obtain Fauquier birth records from the VDH Office of Vital Records or Clerk of Circuit Court’s office. It costs $3 to order certified birth records through the Clerk’s Office and $12 to order through the vital records office.

Hand-deliver or mail the request to the Clerk’s Office address below. Include a $5 search fee if details of the record are not known and a self-addressed stamped envelope. Acceptable forms of payment include check or money order made out to Clerk, Circuit Court of Fauquier County.

29 Ashby Street
Warrenton, VA 20186
Phone: (540) 422-8100
Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Applicants requesting from the vital records office are required to complete and sign an Application for Certification of Birth Record Form (En Espanol) or generate the form online. Alternatively, write the request. Send the written request or application form by mail, include valid identification and the applicable fees. Below is the office’s address:

Office of Vital Records
P. O. Box 1000
Richmond, VA 23218-1000
Phone: (804) 662-6200

The office provides a website for requesters to track applications. The processing time per request is 3 weeks.

Where and How to Get Fauquier County Death Records

To order a death certificate through the Clerk of Circuit Court’s Office, visit the office in person or mail the request. The office charges $3 for certified copies and $5 to search death records. Make in-person or mail requests to the address below:

29 Ashby Street
Warrenton, VA 20186
Phone: (540) 422-8100
Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

For mail requests, include a self-addressed stamped envelope. Pay using check or money order addressed to the Clerk, Circuit Court of Fauquier County. To order a death record through the VDH, complete and sign an Application for Certification of a Death Record (En Espanol) or create the application form online. Applicants may also write the request. Submit the printable form or written request with proper identification and the applicable fee to the address below:

Office of Vital Records
P. O. Box 1000
Richmond, VA 23218-1000
Phone: (804) 662-6200

The office charges $12 per certified copy/search. It takes 3 weeks to process a request. Applicants may track requests with their application number. This number is generated automatically if the request is made with the online form, The office sends the number to applicants who make mail requests.