3341 Power Inn Road #313
Sacramento, CA 95826
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
(formerly Civil Case Inquiry)
- Submit your requests online for the Sheriff to serve your civil process
- Look up existing Civil File Status using the Levying Officer File Number and Court Case Number
- Review the Civil Bureau service/levy requirements and obtain instruction forms all in one place.
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.
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.
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.
Superior Court, Sacramento County
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.
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.
Fees In General
Civil Process Types and Fees
BANK GARNISHMENT (WRIT OF EXECUTION)
BENCH WARRANTS CIVIL
BUSINESS SEIZURE (WRIT OF ATTACHMENT)
CLAIM AND DELIVERY (WRIT OF POSSESSION)
EARNINGS WITHHOLDING ORDER
KEEPER 8-HOUR (WRIT OF ATTACHMENT)
KEEPER 8-HOUR (WRIT OF EXECUTION)
ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE (FAMILY LAW)
NOTICE OF HEARING AND TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER (DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PREVENTION)
NOTICE OF HEARING AND TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER (HARASSMENT)
PERSONAL PROPERTY (WRIT OF POSSESSION) - EXECUTION
PLAINTIFF'S CLAIM AND ORDER TO GO TO SMALL CLAIMS COURT
REAL PROPERTY (WRIT OF EXECUTION)
SUMMONS AND COMPLAINTS
SUMMONS AND PETITION, STANDARD RESTRAINING ORDER
VEHICLE LEVY (WRIT OF EXECUTION)
WRIT OF POSSESSION (REAL PROPERTY) - EVICTION
CLAIM OF EXEMPTIONS
THIRD PARTY CLAIMS
Frequently Asked Questions
What happens after judgment
Who can I talk to about my civil process?
How much does the Sheriff charge?
Can I send my process to the Sheriff by e-mail, internet or fax?
How long will it take the Sheriff to serve my process?
Why did the Sheriff charge me even though my process was not served?
Who can I talk to about a refund or collection?
How is civil process served?
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