The issuance of trespass notices is a civil process. It is the property owner, manager, or tenant’s responsibility to serve trespass notices and maintain a copy of that notice. Service can be handled by making the offender aware in person and providing them with a copy of the written notice or having the Winchester Sheriff’s Office serve the copy on the person for a fee. A sample form is provided below and can be used by the property owner, manager, or tenant. If a person violates the notice, please contact WPD immediately. The violation may result in the person’s arrest.
If you are a property owner that wishes to have the Winchester Police Department act on your behalf in regard to trespass, pursuant to city Code 20-26 and Virginia Code 5.2-1717.1, please fill out the Designation Request Form.