The service of process is one of the duties assigned to the Sheriff by state statute. RCW 36.28.010 specifies: "The sheriff is the chief executive officer and conservator of the peace of the county. In the execution of his office, he and his deputies ...shall execute the process and orders of the courts of justice or judicial officers, when delivered for that purpose, according to law."
The purpose of the Civil Division is to receive and process civil papers, which come from the courts, private individuals and businesses. The Civil Division is also required to take action on court orders issued for various reasons, which require the sheriff to do specific acts. Special actions handled by the Civil Division include Writs of Attachment, Execution, Replevin, etc. These require particular work to be done, including seizure of property, legal publications and notices, Sheriff's sales on property, various deeds and returns to court.
Office Civil Division
Administrator: Chief Jackie Brunson
Business Phone: (360) 416-1913
Fax: (360) 416-1924
Address: 600 South Third Street, Room 100,
Mount Vernon, WA 98273-3800
Hours: 8:30am - 4:30pm Monday-Friday