Location/Office Hours: The Del Norte County Sheriff’s Department’s Civil
Office is located at 650 Fifth Street, Crescent City, CA 95531. Office hours
are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00p.m., Monday through Friday (we are closed for
lunch). The Civil Office serves process
in all of Del Norte County. The office is closed on weekends and holidays. The
public telephone number is (707) 464-9518.
Mission Statement: The mission of the Civil Office is to serve all process
in a reasonable and timely manner, while maintaining an impartial position
between all parties involved.
Instructions Information: All documents must be accompanied by a letter of
instruction, signed and dated by the attorney of record or the requestor if
there is no attorney. The instructions must include the name of the person to
be served and the physical address where service is to be made.
A wage levy requires an application for earnings withholding order instead
of a letter of instruction. The applications & forms are available in our
office or online.
Service Requirement: For all services, we require a copy of the document,
front and back, for each person to be served plus an additional copy for our
file. For levies and evictions, we require the original writ of execution plus one
copy, front and back. Please include more copies if you have more than one
levy. All fees will be collected in advance. The appropriate fee or a fee
waiver must accompany all documents.
All fees are per service. Two defendants’ equal two services, even if they
are at the same address, therefore, you would be charged for two separate
Disbursement of Funds: Pursuant to California Code of Civil Procedures
Section 706.026, levy monies received by the Sheriff are disbursed at least
once every 15 days.
Eviction Procedure: To complete an eviction, we require the original writ of
possession plus two copies per person, and a letter of instruction. The
attorney of record or plaintiff must sign the letter of instructions if there
is no attorney. No one else may sign the instructions. A fee of $125.00 is
required. We will then contact you or your agent via telephone to advise you of
the date and time that you are to meet us at the property to perform the
Sheriff’s Fees: The Sheriff’s Office is entitled to its fees whether or not
the service is complete. We cannot guarantee that our service will always be
successful (CA Govt. Code § 26736 & § 26738). All fees will be paid prior
to performing any service (CA Govt. Code § 6103.2). In addition, CA Govt. Code
§ 26746 provides for the Sheriff a $10.00 assessment to be collected from the
judgment debtor on each disbursement of money paid to a judgment creditor.
Legal Advice: The Sheriff cannot give out personal or legal advice or answer any questions, which are legal in nature. If you have a legal question, please contact an attorney.
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