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.

2015 Civil Unit Statistics
Papers Served 1,045
Attempted Service 1,294
Post for Eviction 156
Eviction Lockout 195
Auto Repossession 0
Keeper/Till Taps 2
Civil Warrant Cite 32
Civil Warrant Arrest 14
Overtime Accrued (hours) 0
Miles Driven 18,752
Fuel (gallons) 1,430.70

 

Civil Unit Statistics
  2015 2014 2013 2012
Papers Served 1,045 2,647 3,741 3,669
Attempted Service 1,294 641 851 846
Post for Eviction 156 145 221 223
Eviction Lockout 195 222 318 286
Auto Repossession 0 0 0 0
Keeper/Till Taps 2 12 5 3
Civil Warrant Cite 32 38 30 32
Civil Warrant Arrest 14 16 17 25
Overtime Accrued (hours) 0 0 0 0
Miles Driven 18,752 11,054 14,293.1 13,454.6
Fuel (gallons) 1,430.70 1,180.13 1,463.3 1,438.3