Civil Process

Duties
The Sheriff’s Civil Process Unit provides the service of all legal process (papers) received from individuals, private attorneys, the court and other county agencies. Common documents we serve, include:
  • Child custody documents
  • Conciliation Court Summons and Judgments
  • Dissolution of Marriage Summons and Petition
  • Domestic Abuse Order for Protection (OFP)
  • Eviction documents
  • Harassment Restraining Order (HRO)
  • Notice of Mortgage Foreclosure Sale
  • Order to Show Cause
  • Subpoena
  • Summons
Examples of civil process duties include mortgage sales, other sheriff sales, garnishments/levies, orders for protection and commitment transports. Papers are not served on Saturdays, Sundays, or legal holidays.

Process Payments

All processes are only accepted during business office hours. Only cash or checks are accepted. At this time, the Sheriff’s Office is unable to process credit/debit cards.

Legal Advice
The Sheriff’s Office Civil Unit may not give legal advice. Questions of a legal nature should be referred to an attorney. Additional help may also be obtained via the Minnesota Judicial Branch Self-Help Center website or your local law library.

The information contained on these web pages shall not be construed as legal advice.

Civil Fee Schedule
Prepayment of all fees required prior to service - we accept cash or check only. These rates were effective January 1, 2015:
Mission
The mission of this unit is to make proper, expedient service of all civil processes.