What is Civil Process?

Civil process is the handling and serving of legal and court documents such as:

  • summons
  • dissolution of marriage
  • subpoena
  • restraining order

  • foreclosure
  • eviction
  • protection order
  • judgment

Civil documents are served on behalf of individuals, private attorneys, the Court, county departments and agencies.  These documents can be served by private process servers, however many people choose to use the Sheriff's Office.

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1. I just found a brightly colored civil process slip in my door from your department for someone that used to live at my residence or someone I don’t know. What do I do now?
2. How do I report a crime?
3. I just found a brightly colored slip in my door from our office. It reads that the Sheriff’s Department has a civil process paper for me. What do I do now?
4. I am aware that your office has civil process for me but I’ve heard that if I avoid service I will elude having to go to court and the matter might simply “go away”
5. When should I call 9-1-1 opposed to calling on the Sheriff's administrative line (785) 625-1040?
6. What is Civil Process?
7. Can the Sheriff's Office Resolve Landlord/Tenant Disputes?
8. Will the Sheriff's Office preform a Civil Standby?
9. Can the Sheriff's Office preform Background Checks?
10. How can I file a Missing Person’s Report?
11. Will the Sheriff's Office preform Welfare Checks?
12. How do I obtain fingerprints for pre-employment?
13. Property boundary disputes - What is the solution?
14. Where do I pay traffic tickets?
15. Will the Sheriff's Office unlock my personal vehicle?