Recent Developments



The Commissioner of Accounts Office is pleased to announce the appointment of Anne M. Heishman, as Commissioner of Accounts for the 19th Judicial Circuit, as of July 1, 2020.

The Commissioner of Accounts Office would like to acknowledge the fourteen years of excellent service given by John H. Rust, Jr., as Commissioner of Accounts for the 19th Judicial Circuit, from February 2006 to June 2020. Mr. Rust is the primary author of this website. You will continue to see his many works posted on the site, including his Commissioner’s Reports and Fairfax Bar Association CLE contributions.

Schedule of Commissioner’s Fees


The Commissioner’s filing fees were approved by the Supreme Court of Virginia, and then approved by the Circuit Court of Fairfax County, for all filings made on or after October 1, 2016. In Fairfax, the Commissioner’s fee schedules incorporate the fees due to the Clerk of Court for recording such documents. Please note that the Clerk’s fee will increase $2.00 for all those filings made on or after July 1, 2020. The fee schedules on this website have been revised to reflect the Clerk’s increase. The Commissioner’s fees remain the same.

New Account Forms


The signature requirement for a conservator, guardian of a minor or trustee for an incapacitated veteran changed on July 1, 2020. Pursuant to Virginia Code § 64.2-1305 (D), any account filed with this office shall be signed under oath by the fiduciary making such filing. The code further states “If a fiduciary makes a false entry or statement in such a filing, he shall be subject to a civil penalty of not more than $500. Such penalty shall be collected by the attorney for the Commonwealth or the county or city attorney, and the proceeds shall be deposited into the general fund”. The new forms, which include the correct signature statement at the bottom of each form, can be found under the “Forms” tab on this website. Please note that these new account forms do not need to be notarized.

Legislation of Interest

2012 Recodification and Revision of Title 64.1 of the Code of Virginia (Effective October 1, 2012) On April 4, 2012 an act was signed into law by Governor Robert F. McDonnell which creates Title 64.2 (Wills, Trusts and Fiduciaries) as a revision of existing Titles 26 (Fiduciaries Generally), 31 (Guardian and Ward), and 64.1 (Wills and Decedents’ Estates) as well as portions of Titles 37.2 (Behavioral Health and Developmental Services) and 55 (Property and Conveyances).

Senate Bill No. 346 (2014 Acts, ch. 532) increases various statutory allowances, filing limits and other amounts to reflect inflation, changed conditions and previous amendments to other statutes such as the Small Estate Act.