Appointment of Church Trustees

The Clerk's office cannot help you with preparing or correcting your file.
It is illegal. Va Code 19.2-392.2

  1. Required items to complete and file:
    a. Coversheet For Filing Civil Actions (PDF), (checking Church Trustee in the 3rd column under Miscellaneous heading)
    b. Petition (PDF)
    c. Order (PDF)
    d. A copy of meeting minutes electing trustees, on Church letterhead
    e. Filing fee: $36.00
  2. File required documents with the Fredericksburg Circuit Court:
    a. In person: Monday thru Friday, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm.
    b. By Mail: Clerk of Circuit Court
    701 Princess Anne Street, Suite 100
    Fredericksburg, VA 22401
  3. Final Order: If the Judge grants the Petition, you will receive a certified copy of the Final Order.

*Please note that this is not legal advice or representation. Any questions regarding this process, forms, and their completion should be directed to an attorney. The Clerk's office is prohibited from offering legal advice. (Code 19.2-392.2).

*Payment of filing and copy fees may be made by cash, personal check, certified check, money order or, with a VISA/MASTERCARD, credit/debit cards. Make checks and money order payable to: Clerk of Court. The service fee for using VISA/MASTERCARD, credit /debit will be 4%.