Under the Arlington County and City of Falls Church General District Court Order for Suspension of Service, all civil process services are suspended until May 17, 2020.
For up to date details on Arlington County Court procedures on COVID-19, please visit courts.arlingtonva.us.
- Hours: Mon.-Fri., 6 a.m.-5 p.m.
- Phone: 703-228-4480
- Fax: 703-228-4574
- Address: 1425 North Courthouse Road, #9100, Arlington, VA 22201
- Fees are mandated by the State of Virginia
- In-State: $12 per person (Paperwork issued in Virginia)
- Out-of-State: $75 per person (Paperwork issued outside of Virginia)
- No fee for serving protective orders
- Cash or Checks ONLY (Checks are to be made payable to “Sheriff of Arlington County”
- Landlord initiates five-day pay or quit process or thirty-day notice if the tenant violates lease agreement.
- The notice must be served by a Sheriff’s Office employee, anyone over age eighteen with no personal interest in the matter, or certified mail.
- If the tenant does not comply, the General District Court may issue a summons.
- Summons must be served by Sheriff’s Office personnel and court date must permit both tenant and landlord to appear.
- If a judgment is rendered in favor of the landlord, a Writ of Possession is issued, followed by a ten-day period for the tenant to appeal.
- Sheriff’s Office has up to 30 days to execute an eviction.
- Sheriff’s Deputy coordinates schedule with the landlord.
- Tenants are given a minimum of 72 hours’ notice.
- The Sheriff’s Office reserves the right to postpone due to inclement weather.
- The landlord must arrive on time; Deputy need not wait longer than 10 minutes after the scheduled time.
- Landlord or his agents must not enter dwelling until the Deputy has arrived. Doing so results in the cancellation of both Writ and eviction.