Sheriff's Court Services
The Sheriff's Court Services Division serves as an officer of the court and is responsible for:
- Security in the courts
Monitors court security and decorum; serving the courts by maintaining public safety.
- Execution of orders issued by the court
Receives, serves, and executes all civil processes and orders that are accepted for service in the manner prescribed by law. The law requires that any civil process brought to the Sheriff for service must be valid on its face, issued by a competent authority, and accompanied by adequate legal instructions.
- Service and enforcement of civil processes
We serve civil and criminal arrest warrants.
The Sheriff's Court Services Division receives, serves, and executes all civil processes and orders that are accepted for service in the manner prescribed by law. The law requires that any civil process brought to the Sheriff for service must be valid on its face, issued by a competent authority, and accompanied by adequate legal instructions, and include an original signature.
The instructions must state the process to be served, the person or entity to be served, the location for service, and be signed by the attorney of the party or by the party if he has no attorney.
The majority of procedures and laws governing the service and execution of civil processes are covered in the California Code of Civil Procedure (CCP) . Instruction forms for specific types of levies and service requests can be downloaded from the links to the right. Also, there are generally time restrictions regarding the service and enforcement of various types of civil processes that must be adhered to. The fees for service of civil processes are set in accordance with the California Government Code, 26720 et. seq.
The Riverside County Sheriff's Court Services Division does not accept personal checks for civil process fees. Payment by cash, cashier's check, or money order must accompany requests for services.
Non-Enforcement Civil Processes
As of January 2, 1995, the Riverside County Sheriff's Department has discontinued service of non-enforcement civil processes. Non-enforcement civil processes can be served by anyone over the age of 18 that is not a party to the action or by a registered process server. A list of registered process servers in Riverside County may be obtained from:
|Office of the County Clerk & Recorder
|2724 Gateway Drive
|P.O. Box 751
Riverside, CA 92502-0751
(A request by mail must include
a self-addressed stamped envelope.)
The Riverside County Sheriff continues to serve and enforce the following civil processes:
- Writ of Execution (Money Judgment)
- Writ of Possession (Real Property / Personal Property)
- Writ of Sale Writ of Attachment
- Writ of Possession (Claim & Delivery)
- Writ of Assistance
- Warrant of Arrest
- Personal/Real Property Sales
- Forthwith Removal Order
- Domestic Violence Temporary Restraining Order
- Order for Appearance of a Judgment Debtor