The Civil Department of the Sheriff's Office is responsible for the execution of process and service of papers. The Civil Department is accountable for serving and enforcing court orders and a variety of documents from the Courts. Among those documents are small claims, evictions (FED), summons and complaints, subpoenas, juvenile court subpoena, show cause orders and child support documents from the state. These are just a few examples of the documents that come to the Sheriff's Office to be served.
We do not serve sealed or closed envelopes or letters.
For Legal Advice, Contact an Attorney
By law, The Civil Unit is not permitted to give legal advice. Please consult an attorney for any legal guidance. You may also with to contact the Oregon State Bar at (503) 620-0222.
The Sheriff's Office Support Division is open:
Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm (Closed from 12:00 pm until 1:00 pm for the lunch period)
(The office is closed on major holidays.)
Phone: (503) 366-4611
Fax: (503) 366-4644
Civil Process Fees
Type of Document to be Served
Fees (ORS 21.300)
(Summons and complaint with or without attachments, small claims notices, eviction summons and complaint, notice of restitution, citation, subpoena, orders, etc.)
For more than two parties at an address, the fee will be $28.00 per person.
Same Address $28 ea.
Writs of Garnishment (* A bank may require an additional processing fee. A check made out to the bank would be required. Please check with the banking institution.)
$25.00 plus bank fee
Writ of Execution in Judgement of Restitution
Please note that “et al” or “All Other Occupants” is a party to be served and counts towards the total fee)
$89.00 plus fees outlined under “Notice Process” above
(Property seizure, writ, or order of assistance, or writ of execution)
Conveyance of Real Property
(Sheriff’s deed, certificate of redemption, or other conveyance of real property)
Protective Order, Order of Assistance
(Restraining Orders, Stalking Orders, Child Recovery)
We accept Credit / Debit Cards($2.00 Fee charged by card company), Money Orders and Cash. Money Orders should be made out to Columbia County Sheriff or CCSO.