Below is a list of frequently asked questions with associated answers. If you have a question that is not on the list, call 703-792-6070 or to send us an email click here: Need Assistance Sheriff's Office Frequently Asked Questions
The main difference between the Sheriff's Office and the Police Department is that the Sheriff's Office provides security for the courts and serves all of the civil process. The Police Department handles all criminal and traffic violations. When you dial 911, you will talk to the Police Department.
It is important to understand that the Sheriff's Office is not the only entity that serves processes. Private process servers are permitted to serve civil process as well. However, if you should find a process on your door for someone who does not live there, regardless of who may have served it, call the Sheriff's Office at 703-792-6070.
The laws relating to service of process are very specific. If a person to be served is a party to the suit, he or she must be served in person.
A motion to rehear does not stop an eviction process. There are a couple of remedies available to tenants. For that information you need to seek the advice of legal counsel.
Any property that is placed at the curb during an eviction process is the property of the tenant. It is considered theft to take the property once placed at the curb. If the property has been there for more than 24 hours, the neighbor may contact the Public Works Department - Neighborhood Services at 703-792-7018 or the city in which the property is located to arrange for a code violation investigation and disposal by the property owner/landlord.
If the warrant was issued by the court or a Prince William County Sheriff's Deputy, it would be in our system. Information on criminal warrants originated by the Police Department can be obtained by contacting the appropriate Police Department.
For information regarding civil process , such as evictions, contact the Sheriff's Office at 703-792-6070.
For that information, call 703-792-6070 or visit our Fees Web page.
The Magistrate's Office is responsible for all bonding. The office is open 24 hours a day. The phone number in the Manassas area is 703-792-6260.
The address is 9320 Lee Avenue, Manassas, VA 20110. For all questions regarding the Jail and or inmates call 703-792-6420 or visit the Adult Detention Center website.
A video arraignment is a legal proceeding that is held via a special closed circuit TV where the inmate is still in jail but is seen and heard in court. He or she is advised of rights, the issue of bond is addressed and then the date for trial is set.
By law you must serve the days that are assigned to you. The Judge of the Circuit Court is the one that issued the subpoena for you, not the Sheriff's Office. The judge is the only one that can excuse you from jury duty. Contact court as soon as possible after receiving your summons to discuss your alternatives.
The price is $10.00 for two fingerprint cards, and $5.00 for each additional card, paid at the Sheriff’s Office. Debit, credit or money orders only. For more information visit the Fingerprinting Web Page .
Parking tickets are paid at the Manassas City Hall, located at 9027 Center Street; phone number 703-257-8200. Go east on Lee Avenue, take a right onto Grant Avenue, take a left onto Center Street, go three blocks, City Hall is a four story brick building located on the right, after Main Street, across from Old Town Inn.
The address is 8900 Freedom Center Boulevard., Manassas, VA, 20110.
Prince William County Police Department
8400 Kao Circle, Manassas VA 20110
When lost and found items are turned in at the Sheriff's Office, an effort will be made to contact the owner if identification can be made. 'Lesser valued items' such as sunglasses, umbrellas, books, etc. are maintained for a period of 60 days, if those items are not claimed by the owner within 60 days, they are donated to a shelter or destroyed at the landfill. Items of unclaimed money are processed according to the Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Treasury AP-1 Report Form for Unclaimed Property. Items of greater value, such as; electronics, weapons, briefcases, etc. are turned in to the PWC Police Department's Property and Evidence Section. Records of donation and destruction of lost and found items are maintained by the Sheriff's Office.