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 Vicar for Canonical Services


The Vicar for Canonical Services has the primary duty to administer justice to the people of God in the local Church.  The focus of the Office of Canonical Services is to provide Canonical advice.


Rev. Joseph Fox, O.P., J.C.D.
Vicar for Canonical Services
Archdiocese of Los Angeles
3424 Wilshire Blvd., 5th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90010-2241
(213) 637-7210

Please Note:

  • For all matters regarding marriage, including Dispensations, Permissions, and Testimonial Letters for marriage preparations, as well as Sanations and Lack of Form requests, together with the cooresponding Petition Forms, please visit the Metropolitan Marriage Tribunal or call 213-637-7888.   Email:
  • For information regarding Marriage annulments, please visit the Marriage Tribunal.
  • For information regarding Marriage Preparation, Natural Family Planning or Ministry to the Widowed, Divorced or Separated, please visit the Office of Family Life.


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