Appointment of Trustees

Appointment/Substitution of Church Trustees and Trustees for Fraternal Organization Procedures

An order of appointment for church trustees or trustees for other fraternal organizations must be confirmed by the Circuit Court.

Church trustees must file a petition in Circuit Court when selling, improving, gifting, exchanging or settling boundaries between adjoining church property and property of benevolent associations (e.g., fraternal organizations) by agreement

Filing Requirements:

  • Original petition with attached minutes of the meeting in which the trustees were elected, including new appointments, new retirees, and changes in the organization.
  • Endorsed Order for Judge to sign
  • Self-addressed stamped envelope to receive a certified copy of court order

Virginia Code Reference:

  • § 57-8
  • § 57-18
  • § 57-23