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.

2010 Civil Unit Statistics
Papers Served 2696
Attempted Service 1104
Post for Eviction 148
Eviction Lockout 212
Auto Repossession 1
Keeper/Till Taps 21
Civil Warrant Cite 3
Civil Warrant Arrest 17
Overtime Accrued (hours) 0
Miles Driven 18414
Fuel (gallons) 1461

 

Civil Unit Statistics
  2010 2009 2008 2007
Papers Served 2696 2902 3430 3377
Attempted Service 1104 1378 1565 1664
Post for Eviction 148 138 148 149
Eviction Lockout 212 210 213 162
Auto Repossession 1 1 0 0
Keeper/Till Taps 21 14 17 12
Civil Warrant Cite 3 0 2 11
Civil Warrant Arrest 17 19 11 29
Overtime Accrued (hours) 0 0 0 74
Miles Driven 18414 17333 19205 19673
Fuel (gallons) 1461 1338 1593 1392