Civil Process Information
The Sheriff has a statutory responsibility for serving civil
process papers. To accomplish this task, the Sheriff's
Office has a Civil Process Unit. This unit
consists of one Deputy and one clerical position. Their
primary responsibility is the service of civil process
papers, handle evictions, reposes vehicles and hold
Sheriff’s sales on foreclosed property. Thousands of civil
process papers are served annually.
Fees are waived only when papers
for service are accompanied with signed court ordered waiver
of fees for indigence. Fees are due and payable within thirty
days of service or pre-payment may be required of the
plaintiff for future service.
additional information including phone numbers, workplace
and hours, vehicle, date of birth or physical descriptors
included with the papers for service saves excessive fees
and officers' time. One complete copy is needed for service
upon the person or company and one cover sheet of the
document is needed.
If after three attempts, service
is unsuccessful, contact will be made with the plaintiff for
further instructions. Otherwise attempts will be made until
such a time as the serving deputy deems it is futile to
continue or plaintiff indicates in a cover letter the
maximum attempts to be made.
All sheriff sales are held on
Wednesdays at 10:00 A.M. in the south main entrance of the
615 Stokke Parkway,
$35 a Service, plus mileage established at the
current IRS rate,
and $35 for each attempt, up to three attempts.
WRITS-$35/hour- ,minimum one hour, plus mileage (current IRS rate)
posting sheriff sales and $75 for holding the sale.
Civil Process Contact Numbers:
715-231-2921 Civil Process Deputy
715-232-1564 Business Office