Civil

Civil

 

Due to budget reductions, the Fresno County Sheriff's Office Civil Unit has been affected by numerous layoffs of professional staff.  In order to stay within compliance of government codes, the Civil Code of Procedure, Family Code and Penal Code, the Sheriff's Civil Unit has reduced the hours of operation to the public.  During this closure time we will be processing your requests for service of process and executions of levies, posting civil collections for payments to judgment creditors, and refunds to defendants.

Civil Public Window Hours of Operation are:
Mon, Wed, & Fri, 11:00am – 3:00pm

Fees and form of payment for service

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:

  • Certified Funds
  • Money Orders
  • Business Checks
  • Cash
  • Granted Court Order for Fee Waiver.

 

Deposits to execute levy

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.

*Court Order on Application for Fee Waiver can not be used for payment on levy deposits.

 

Legal Advice

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.

 

2012 Civil Process Fee Schedule

Contact Information

Sergeant Brent Stalker
(559) 600-8230
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Mailing Address

Fresno County Sheriff's Office Civil Unit
P.O. Box 1788
Fresno, CA 93717

Office Address

2200 Fresno St
Fresno, CA 93721
(559) 600-8230
(559) 488-3377 (fax)

Hours of Operation

Public Window Hours

Civil: Monday-Wednesday-Friday: 11:00am to 3:00pm

Helpful Links

S5 Box

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