Commissioner of Accounts

About the Commissioner of Accounts

  • The Commissioner of Accounts is a court-appointed attorney who has the legal responsibility to oversee your actions as a Personal Representative to ensure that you preserve the Estate assets and perform your duties as required by law.
  •  This means that you must file an Inventory and First and/or subsequent Accountings with the Commissioner, for review and approval. 
  • Upon approval, these Inventory and Accounting documents are filed with the Probate Clerk. 
  • The Probate Clerk will record these documents and they become public records.

Contact Information

Melinda Dickerson Hetzel, Commissioner of Accounts
4 Cornwall Street, NE
Leesburg, VA 20176
Email: Commissioner of Accounts Office
Phone: 703-777-5300
Fax: 703-777-6990

Office Hours

Monday through Friday
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.