Office of Canonical Services

The Office of Canonical Services grants marriage dispensations, approves files to be sent to other dioceses and assists with canonical questions that arise in parishes or agencies of the archdiocese.

For more information, please contact us at:
[email protected]
301-853-4543
fax 301-853-7674

Mailing Address
Post Office Box 29260
Washington DC 20017-0260

Metropolitan Tribunal

The Metropolitan Tribunal of the Archdiocese of Washington investigate a former marriage and determine whether or not, at the time it was entered into, lacked one or more characteristics that the Catholic Church considers essential for a valid marriage.

Petition for Declaration of Nullity of a Marriage – Formal Case
Petition for Declaration of Nullity of a Marriage
Petición para la Declaración de Nulidad Matrimonial- Caso Formal

Petition for Declaration of Nullity of a Marriage due to Lack of Form
Petition for a Declaration of Nullity of a Marriage due to Lack of Canonical Form
Petición para la Declaración de Nulidad matrimonial por falta de forma canónica

Tribunal FAQ
Marriage Annulments: Questions and Answers
Nulidad Matrimonial – Preguntas Y Respuestas

For more information, please contact us at:
[email protected]
301-853-4543
fax 301-853-7674

Mailing Address
Post Office Box 29260
Washington DC 20017-0260