Statistics: Civil Unit Statistics

The California Government Code, Section 26608 states: The sheriff shall serve all process and notices in the manner prescribed by law. Based on that law the Sheriff established the Civil Unit, where two Legal Specialists perform the following duties:

  • Receives, reviews, and processes various civil papers, such as summons, subpoenas, notices, orders, citations, and civil writs of attachment, execution, restitution, possession, claim, delivery, and restraining orders.
  • Examine legal documents for accuracy.
  • Confer with attorneys, plaintiffs, defendants, staff, and others regarding legal procedures and documents required.
  • Disburse civil process moneys (i.e. wage garnishment and bank levy monies received) deposited to the Sheriff's trust account.
  • Explain laws to employers, financial institutions, and others pertaining to the collection of money under court orders; explain laws to judgment debtors regarding remedies for money attached under court orders.
  • Levy attachments and executions on properties such as automobiles, boats, and other real property.
  • Prepare wage and bank garnishments.
  • Advertise and assist in Sheriff's sales.
  • Conduct Sheriff's sales.

The Sheriff also has a Civil Deputy who serves all civil papers and coordinates evictions.

2009 Civil Unit Statistics
Papers Served 2902
Attempted Service 1378
Post for Eviction 138
Eviction Lockout 210
Auto Repossession 1
Keeper/Till Taps 2
Civil Warrant Cite 0
Civil Warrant Arrest 19
Overtime Accrued (hours) 0
Miles Driven 17333
Fuel (gallons) 1338
* 1 Deer Tag Validation - Live Oak Area

 

2006 to 2009 Civil Unit Statistics
  2006 2007 2008 2009
Papers Served 3177 3377 3430 2902
Attempted Service 1716 1664 1565 1378
Post for Eviction 165 149 148 138
Eviction Lockout 220 162 213 210
Auto Repossession 1 0 0 1
Keeper/Till Taps 5 12 17 14
Civil Warrant Cite 10 11 2 0
Civil Warrant Arrest 22 29 11 19
Overtime Accrued (hours) 58 74 0 0
Miles Driven 18416 19673 19205 17333
Fuel (gallons) 1347 1392 1593 1338