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.

2012 Civil Unit Statistics
Papers Served 3,669
Attempted Service 846
Post for Eviction 223
Eviction Lockout 286
Auto Repossession 0
Keeper/Till Taps 3
Civil Warrant Cite 32
Civil Warrant Arrest 25
Overtime Accrued (hours) 0
Miles Driven 13,454.6
Fuel (gallons) 1,438.3

 

Civil Unit Statistics
  2012 2011 2010 2009
Papers Served 3,669 2,984 2,696 2,902
Attempted Service 846 1,108 1,104 1,378
Post for Eviction 223 191 148 138
Eviction Lockout 286 244 212 210
Auto Repossession 0 0 1 1
Keeper/Till Taps 3 8 21 14
Civil Warrant Cite 32 3 3 0
Civil Warrant Arrest 25 4 17 19
Overtime Accrued (hours) 0 0 0 0
Miles Driven 13,454.6 16,814 18,414 17,333
Fuel (gallons) 1,438.3 1,494 1,461 1,338