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Civil Division - Fees, Information and FAQs

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The Sheriff has the responsibility to serve civil processes and execute certain civil actions. The civil function is governed by law established in the Civil Code and the California Code of Civil Procedures. California State Sheriff’s Association also publishes a comprehensive Sheriff’s Civil Procedures manual that serves as a guideline in performance of these duties. There are a wide variety of processes served from the simple subpoena to the more complex civil actions such as garnishments, evictions, bank levies, personal property levies, and real property levies. The civil office serves or enforces approximately 5,000 civil actions per year. The office is conveniently located on the first floor of the Yuba County Courthouse in close proximity to the courts.

The civil personnel take in civil actions and processes at the public counter or via the mail. They set up and track each action via a specialized civil computer system. The system also tracks monies held in trust or collected as fees. The patrol personnel assist with process service in the outlying areas of the county and when night service is required.

The Civil Division will strive to maintain excellent service to the public while minimizing the turnaround service time for civil actions.

Click the links below to access fee schedules and Process Instruction Forms

Sheriff Service Fee Schedule

Process Instructions

Restraining Order Instructions

Eviction Instruction Sheet

Eviction Threat Assessment Form

Electronic Writ Declaration

Personal Property Levy Instructions

Real Property Levy Instructions

For all other process fees, please contact the Sheriff’s Civil Department at: (530) 749-7790


What are the Civil Department’s Operating Hours?

The regular hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., excluding court holidays. We are closed for lunch from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm.

Where is the Civil Department located?

The Civil Department is located in the Yuba County Courthouse, 215 5th Street, Ste. 150, Marysville, CA 95901. Our mailing address is PO BOX 1389, Marysville, Ca 95901. The phone number for the Civil Unit is (530) 749-7790.

What kinds of services are available at the Civil Department?

 The Civil Department serves processes such as Writs of Possession of Real and Personal property, Writs of Execution, and other non-writ processes, including, but not limited to, Small Claims, Summons and Complaints, Civil Subpoenas, and Restraining Orders.

Important things to remember when requesting service are: A letter of instructions that includes the name(s) of the person being served, and the address where service is to be attempted must accompany all documents. The letter of instructions must be signed and dated by the attorney of record or the plaintiff when there is no attorney, pursuant to 262 CCP and 684.130 CCP.

A copy of the document, front and back, is required for all requests for service for each person to be served. In addition, one copy is required for our file. For levies and evictions the original Writ plus three (3) copies are required. One copy is required for each additional defendant. All documents must be accompanied by the appropriate fee, or a signed, court ordered fee waiver.

A proof of service will be mailed to you after your process has been served or a certificate of non-service will be mailed to you if our office has been unsuccessful in serving your process.

The civil department can only answer civil process procedural questions. We CANNOT give legal advice. If you have legal questions, please contact legal aid or an attorney.