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.

2016 Civil Unit Statistics
Papers Served 972
Attempted Service 818
Post for Eviction 126
Eviction Lockout 177
Auto Repossession 0
Keeper/Till Taps 0
Civil Warrant Cite 16
Civil Warrant Arrest 6
Overtime Accrued (hours) 0
Miles Driven 12,895
Fuel (gallons) 979.50

 

Civil Unit Statistics
  2016 2015 2014 2013
Papers Served 972 1,045 2,647 3,741
Attempted Service 818 1,294 641 851
Post for Eviction 126 156 145 221
Eviction Lockout 177 195 222 318
Auto Repossession 0 0 0 0
Keeper/Till Taps 0 2 12 5
Civil Warrant Cite 16 32 38 30
Civil Warrant Arrest 6 14 16 17
Overtime Accrued (hours) 0 0 0 0
Miles Driven 12,895 18,752 11,054 14,293.1
Fuel (gallons) 979.50 1,430.70 1,180.13 1,463.3