Civil Process

The Office of the Sheriff, by statue must maintain a civil division. The division is responsible for service of:

  • Child Support Petitions
  • Foreclosure Sales
  • Notice of Hearings
  • Order to Show Causes
  • Orders to Seize Property
  • Personal Protection Orders
  • Small Claims -Order of Evictions (Tenant Removal)
  • Summary Proceedings
  • Summons and Complaints

Hours of Operation

The Civil Process Division is open Tuesday through Thursday 8 am to 4 pm. Please come in no later than a half-hour before we close to allow us sufficient time to assist you. We will extend hours under special circumstances. We are closed on most legal holidays.

Fees & Further Information

If you have a question, you may contact us at 989-731-7286. Fees for the service are set by statue based on the type of paper that is served. Please contact the Civil Process Division at 989-731-7286 to inquiry about approximate cost for service, which would include a mileage fee. This division is also responsible for the weekly foreclosure sales. These sales are open to the public and are held every Thursday at 10 am in the lobby of the County Courthouse.