John T. Frey,
Clerk of the Court
Important Notice: Due to social distancing protocols, beginning April 29, 2020, the Probate Division of the Fairfax Circuit Court is closed to the public. All appointments for qualification of a personal representative are held remotely online. In order to hold your appointment remotely, personal representatives must have a computer, smartphone or tablet with a microphone and camera, along with internet access. Virtual appointments are hosted by Webex. After the appointment, certificates of qualification and other relevant documentation are mailed to the personal representative through the U.S. Post Office.
Not all appointments require the qualification of a personal representative. If this is the case, you may be able to mail the documents to our office for probating and recording. Please call the Probate Division to determine the best course of action for your set of circumstances. The phone number is 703-691-7320 (press 3, 5), TTY 711.
Please mail all filings (affidavits of notice, disclaimers, additional probate tax etc.) and all requests (additional certificates of qualification, copies etc.) to: Fairfax Circuit Court, 4110 Chain Bridge Road, Suite #401, Fairfax, VA 22030 Attn: Probate Division. Do not come to the Courthouse!
The Probate Division of the Circuit Court accepts wills for safekeeping, probates wills, grants administration for decedent’s estates (testate and intestate) and testamentary trusts, and qualifies guardians and/or conservators over incapacitated adults and guardians over the person and property of minors. Appointments to probate an estate or qualify as a fiduciary are required.
The information on this website is not intended to be construed as legal advice about estate distribution or taxes. Under Virginia law, clerks cannot give legal advice, answer legal questions or give advice on how to fill out the forms listed below. Please call the Clerk’s Office/Probate Division at 703-691-7320 (press 3, 5), TTY 711 for answers to specific procedural questions or to schedule an appointment. If you have questions about laws regarding estate distribution or taxes, you can contact an attorney licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Both the Fairfax Bar Association and the Virginia State Bar have lawyer referral services. The phone number for the Fairfax Bar Association’s lawyer referral service is: 703-246-3780. The phone number for the Virginia State Bar’s lawyer referral service is: 1-800-552-7977.
Listed below are the Circuit Court information forms and resident agent form for a decedent’s estate, incapacitated adult’s estate, trust estate and a minor’s estate. You can complete these forms before the appointment, during the appointment or the probate clerk can prepare them for you. These forms can also be made available to you at the time of your appointment.
The Virginia Supreme Court website contains many of the forms that are commonly used during the probate process. Below are links to the most commonly requested forms for a decedent’s estate (testate and intestate), trust estate, incapacitated adult’s estate and minor’s estate.
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