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FAIRFAX COUNTY PROBATE OFFICE

1. Overview
 
The Fairfax Probate Office handles the largest volume of new probate administration cases each year among the NOVA probate offices.   Tracy Davison is the Supervisor of this Probate Office, and she works with a staff of knowledgeable and well trained probate clerks who administer the ebb and flow of this volume with great efficiency.  
 
Appointments to qualify as an executor or administrator of an estate must be scheduled in advance.  This is done by calling the probate office and speaking with one of the probate clerks. They will do whatever intake they deem necessary in that phone call to determine if you have called the correct Probate Office, whether you need to qualify or not, and more.
 
Appointments are scheduled at 8 a.m., 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m., noon, and 2:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 8 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. on Fridays.   The Probate Division makes every effort to take scheduled appointments on time.   Parking and going through security can take 30 to 45 minutes.  If you arrive early it is possible that you will also be seen early; but if you are more than 15 minutes late, it may be necessary to re-schedule your appointment.   
 
More helpful information can be found at Fairfax Probate Office.
 
2.  Location and Contact Info
 
Address: Fairfax County Courthouse, 4110 Chain Bridge Road, Room 401, Fairfax, Virginia 22030. 
 
Telephone:   703-691-7320 (press 3, 8) to make an appointment.
 
3. Checklists and Questionnaires
 
Fairfax Probate Information Form  is an intake sheet that you should review and complete in advance of your phone call to schedule that appointment.   
 
What to Bring to Your Probate Appointment is a Checklist of items to bring to your probate qualification appointment.   
 
Fairfax Administration of Estates  is a helpful guide that answers the most common probate administration questions.
 
4. Video Introduction to the Fairfax Probate Office
 
In Season 1, Episode 1 of How to Probate an Estate, John T. Frey, Clerk of Court, Fairfax County Circuit Court, Shannon Scott, Management Analyst of Fairfax Probate Division, and Tracy Davison, Supervisor of Fairfax Probate Division  were interviewed as to the steps to be taken to qualify to administer/probate an estate in Fairfax County, including how to make an appointment, information you need to bring, common mistakes made and how to avoid, when an executor or administrator must be bonded, how to obtain a bond and problems that may cause a bond application to be denied, and much more. Aired in June 2015.

A video replay of this show is provided with the following link.    Fairfax Probate Office Show