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The Civil Division is a state mandated service of the Sheriff's Office. Its purpose and function is to serve and execute the various legal processes issued not only by and for the non-criminal courts of the state and its subdivisions, but also for the legal community and the general public. Departmental and divisional policies and procedures are consistent with New York State and case law. These policies are designed and developed to insure the accurate, expeditious, and judicious service and execution of all matters relating to civil process.
View the Civil Fee Schedule.
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The Civil Division staff cannot provide legal advice, nor supply or complete legal forms. The Sheriff's Office can only advise and inform parties as to those procedures and rules related to the Sheriff's Office duties. If you need legal advice regarding a civil matter, please contact an attorney, Legal Aid, or visit nycourts.gov.
Requirements for Service
The Civil Unit cannot serve to a P.O. Box. Petitioner must supply a physical address to all parties to be served. All papers must be delivered to the Civil Unit by mail or personal delivery at the Sheriff’s Office and payment is required in advance. Kindly complete the Respondent Information Questionnaire and include it in the papers to be served. Copies are also available at the Sheriff’s Office.