The Sheriff is required by law to charge fees for most civil process and enforcement of judgment actions. Fees must be paid in advance. Sheriff's fees are set in accordance with the California Government Code 26720 et seq. The Sheriff is entitled to his fees whether or not service/execution was successful. (Government Code 26736; 26738). Any fees paid to the Sheriff will increase the total amount to satisfy the judgment.
Forms of payment accepted:
In addition to fees for service, an additional deposit may be required to execute your levy.* Levy deposits are estimates of costs based upon the combination of statutory fees and anticipated expenses related to performing a particular type of levy. Additional deposits may be required in order to offset the actual expenses related to the handling of inventory, moving, safekeeping of property and conducting execution sales. A deposit, sufficient to pay the costs of seizing and storing property, is a prerequisite to the performance of any levy by the Sheriff's Civil Unit. Any portion of the creditor's deposit that is not actually used will be refunded to the judgment creditor. Any deposit paid and used by the Sheriff to execute the levy will increase the total amount to satisfy the judgment.
Only an attorney is allowed to give legal advice. Any information that we provide should not be construed as legal advice. If you have a legal question, please contact an attorney or you may contact the Attorney Referral Service at 559-264-0137.
Sergeant John Golden
Fresno County Sheriff's Office Civil Unit
P.O. Box 1788
Fresno, CA 93717
2200 Fresno St
Fresno, CA 93721
(559) 488-3377 (fax)
Civil: Monday-Wednesday-Friday: 11:00am to 3:00pm