Civil Process is an extension of the Courts that involves the service of all legal documents issued through the Clerk of Courts as well as legal documents from various attorneys. There are numerous types of documents that are processed within this division: small claims notices, Court orders, subpoenas, garnishments, evictions, sheriff’s sales, condemnations, mittimus’ and arrest warrants are examples of civil process.
All sheriff’s deputies are responsible for the service of these documents. Deputy Sheriff Captain Jamie Van Voorst serves as administrator of the Civil Division and is assisted by one full-time civil clerk. The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office prides itself in the timely and professional service of all civil process.
Before the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office will serve any civil process, the Directions to Sheriff form will need to be completed, to include the name(s) of the individual(s) to be served and the billing address of the requesting person or their attorney. After service of the documents has been completed, the civil clerk will send a billing statement; once payment is received, the Return of Service will be sent to the appropriate Clerk of Court office.
The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office cannot provide legal advice.