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Appointment of Church Trustees
Instructions for Appointment of Church Trustees
- Letter, application or petition accompanied with the minutes of the meeting. The minutes or letter must be provided on church letterhead and must state that a quorum was held, and list all current trustees, and changes in organization.
- Order stating new trustees for the judge to sign.
Important note: Methodist denominations must have the pastor and district superintendent sign the petition and order. The judge will not sign the order without both signatures on both documents.
The $34 filing fee must be paid in cash, certified check, money order, credit card (4% fee), or personal check payable to Clerk of Circuit Court.
Filing may be Submitted in Person or by Mail
- Bring your completed paperwork and filing fee to the Circuit Court Clerk’s Office Monday through Friday between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm or
- Send your completed paperwork and payment to, Dinwiddie Circuit Court.
Entry by Court
Upon filing the petition / letter for appointment or substitution of church trustees, an order will be submitted to the judge for entry. No hearing is required for appointment of church trustees.
In approximately three weeks, if the judge grants the petition to appoint church trustees, you will receive a certified copy of the final order.
*When using the PDF Fillable Forms, please print using the print button in the pdf page itself and not the print button in the window above page. Using the print button in pdf itself clears out the gray fillable fields for easier use by the judge and clerks.