- 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
- In-State: $12 per person
- Out-of-State: $75 per person
- No fee for serving protective orders
- Checks payable to “Sheriff of Arlington County”
- Landlord initiates five-day pay or quit process or thirty-day notice if tenant is in violation of lease agreement.
- 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 tenant does not comply, 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 judgment is rendered in favor of landlord, a Writ of Possession is issued, followed by a ten-day period for tenant to appeal.
- Sheriff’s Office has up to 30 days to execute eviction.
- Sheriff’s Deputy coordinates schedule with landlord.
- Tenant given minimum 72 hours notice.
- Sheriff’s Office reserves right to postpone due to inclement weather.
- Landlord must arrive on time; Deputy need not wait longer than 10 minutes after scheduled time.
- Landlord or his agents must not enter dwelling until Deputy has arrived. Doing so results in cancellation of both Writ and eviction.