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.

2011 Civil Unit Statistics
Papers Served 2,984
Attempted Service 1,108
Post for Eviction 191
Eviction Lockout 244
Auto Repossession 0
Keeper/Till Taps 8
Civil Warrant Cite 3
Civil Warrant Arrest 4
Overtime Accrued (hours) 0
Miles Driven 16,814
Fuel (gallons) 1,494

 

Civil Unit Statistics
  2011 2010 2009 2008
Papers Served 2,984 2,696 2,902 3,430
Attempted Service 1,108 1,104 1,378 1,565
Post for Eviction 191 148 138 148
Eviction Lockout 244 212 210 213
Auto Repossession 0 1 1 0
Keeper/Till Taps 8 21 14 17
Civil Warrant Cite 3 3 0 2
Civil Warrant Arrest 4 17 19 11
Overtime Accrued (hours) 0 0 0 0
Miles Driven 16,814 18,414 17,333 19,205
Fuel (gallons) 1,494 1,461 1,338 1,593