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Civil Division - Fees, Information and FAQs

Yuba County Sheriff will no longer require any additional letters of instruction pursuant to AB 2791.
Effective January 1, 2024 through January 1, 2026, ALL documents where a fee waiver has been issued from the court for a free service by the Sheriff, can be emailed or faxed to the Civil Department at our following fax number or e-mail address:
Fax #: 530-749-7515. E-mail: [email protected]

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The Sheriff has the responsibility to serve civil processes and execute civil actions. The civil function is governed by law established in the Civil Code and the California Code of Civil Procedures.

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

Request for Sheriff to Serve Court Papers

Special Instructions for Writs and Levies - Attachment

Electronic Writ Declaration

Personal Property Levy and Sale Questionnaire

Real Property Levy and Sale Questionnaire

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. 

A copy of the document, front and back, is required for all requests for service for each person to be served. For levies and evictions, an Original Writ or Electronic Writ is required. If the court has issued an Electronic Writ; the Electronic Writ Declaration must accompany your documents. 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.