The Commissioner of Accounts staff is available for assistance and consultation
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.
You do not need to make an appointment if you're only dropping off filings.
Filings dropped off will be processed timely.
BEST WAY TO REACH US: STAFF@ARLCOA.COM
The Commissioner's office has oversight of fiduciaries who qualify before the Circuit Court for Arlington County and the City of Falls Church, Virginia, including Executors and Administrators of Estates, Trustees of Testamentary Trusts, Guardians of minors, and Conservators of incapacitated adults.
The Commissioner's office also reviews non-judicial foreclosures and/or accounts sales under deeds of trust for property in Arlington County or City of Falls Church
This site includes general information about the filing process, fees payable to our office, fees payable to fiduciaries, and fill-able forms for the basic fiduciary filings with the Court.
Commissioners of Accounts serve as quasi-judicial officers assisting the court in the supervision of fiduciaries (i.e., those managing someone else's money under the authority of the Court).
In addition to reviewing inventories and auditing accounts, Commissioners determine sufficiency of fiduciary bonds; conduct hearings on creditors claims; determine reasonable compensation for fiduciaries; and determine and resolve other issues that arise during administration of an estate.
Estate Inventories and Accountings are filed with a Commissioner of Accounts in the jurisdiction where the personal representative qualifies.
The Commissioner reviews, audits, and approves the Inventory and Accounts, if acceptable; asks for more information; or declines to approve the filings if not acceptable; then files his or her report with the court.
The Commissioner reports delinquent fiduciaries to the Court and initiates court proceedings to enforce the filing and Estate settlement requirements. Fiduciaries who disagree with the Commissioner's findings reported to the Court may file exceptions with the Court to the Commissioner's report and may (at the Judges' discretion) have a hearing before the Court.
The Commissioner is responsible for reviewing the reasonableness of ALL fiduciary fees.
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