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Division PhotoCivil Bureau
3341 Power Inn Road #313
Sacramento, CA 95826
916.875.2665
916.875.2664 (fax)
civil@sacsheriff.com

Public hours of operation:
Office 9:00am - 3:00pm
Drop Box 8:00am - 5:00pm
Telephone 9:00am - 3:00pm
Monday - Friday, excluding holidays and court closures

For up to date information on a file you currently have open in our office, please use our Civil Case Inquiry System.

LAW CHANGE EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2014 RELATING TO ELECTRONICALLY ISSUED WRITS
Customer Notice
Electronic Writ Declaration

FORM CHANGE FOR MANDITORY USE AS OF JULY 1, 2014
Earnings Withholding Order (Wage Garnishment)

Civil Bureau Fees Effective 01/01/11 Acrobat Logo

Mission:
It is the goal of the Civil Bureau 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.

The Civil Bureau serves Civil process in the manner prescribed by law. Civil process includes summons and complaints, small claims documents for a civil lawsuit, restraining orders, bench warrants, evictions and any other notice or order from the courts. We also levy on wages, bank accounts, vehicles or any asset of the judgment debtor. All requests for service or levy must include a signed letter of instructions to the Sheriff and a fee for service or order of the court waiving the Sheriff's fee for service. All documents must be received in our office a minimum of 10 days prior to the last day for service.

Public counter hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 3:00pm, excluding holidays.  A drop box is also available 8:00am to 5:00pm in the Civil Bureau lobby, suite 313.

The Sheriff 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, therefore we cannot guarantee service.

Sheriff Sales:
The listing(s) in this link is posted here for information purposes only.  Updates, amendments and cancellations may occur on short notice.  For the most current information, please view the posted sale notice in the Civil Bureau lobby, the 2nd floor of the County Courthouse located at 720 9th Street or Sacramento Main Library downtown.

Eviction Procedure:
The procedure for eviction, once the writ is delivered to the Sheriff for serving, is spelled out in Section 1174 of the Code of Civil Procedure. From the date of service of the writ by the Sheriff the tenant is given five (5) days to vacate the premises. If the tenant fails to move out within the 5 day period, the Sheriff must conduct a forcible eviction. The Sheriff’s Department cannot provide legal advice or stop an eviction. If you received an eviction notice, it is your responsibility to seek legal advice and/or other assistance. The following are some community resources available that may be able to provide assistance. Because evictions are time sensitive, it is imperative you seek assistance as soon as possible. www.211sacramento.org
Community Resources

Links:
Superior Court, Sacramento County
California Courts, Self-Help Center
California Courts, Online Forms

Change of Address Request
If you are a company or attorney and need to change your address with the Civil Bureau, please mail a signed request to change your address on your company letterhead and reference your Levy Officer File number, Court Case number and Case Title.  If you are an individual, please fill out the Change of Address form and mail it to our office with a copy of your driver license.

Civil Process
Introduction
Information Guides and Sheriff's Instructions forms are provided for most types of process service and enforcement actions to better inform the public of our policies and procedures. However, please be aware that only an attorney is allowed to give legal advice, not the Sheriff.

Document and Mail Guidelines
In an effort to improve processing time and reduce waste, when submitting documents to the Sheriff's Civil Bureau please use the guidelines found here.

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Civil Process Types and Fees
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Frequently Asked Questions

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Links
Superior Court Sacramento County
Claim of Exemption (Wage Garnishment)
Claim of Exemption (Enforcement of Judgment)
Financial Statement (Wage Garnishment-Enforcement of Judgment)
Exemptions from the Enforcement of Judgment
How to Serve a Business or Public Entity (Small Claims)
California Court Judicial Council Forms

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