It is the goal of the Civil Division to serve all received process in a reasonable and timely manner while maintaining an impartial stance between all parties involved or having an interest in a case. Each year, the Civil Division's deputies, supervisors, and office staff work together to process and execute more than 1600 individual writs.
A detailed case management system enables the Civil Division, employees to effectively and efficiently administer process serving and execution of civil writs. Domestic Violence Injunctions, Notice of Evictions, Subpoenas, Writs of Execution and Distress Writs are examples of the types of process this division serves. The overall effectiveness of the judicial system is dependent upon this division's efficient and expeditious service of these as well as many other types of civil process.
The Sheriff's Civil Division provides a cost effective, credible service and successfully serves most defendants. However, the case is civil in nature and the Sheriff cannot utilize criminal investigative tactics such as stakeouts or computer inquiries (DMV, arrest records, etc.) to serve process.