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Skagit County Sheriff's Office

CIVIL DIVISION


supportThe 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.

PLEASE NOTE

Due to staffing constraints we will only serve civils that are mandated by law. This will take effect July 1st and will remain in effect until our staffing levels improve, at which time the Sheriff will re-evaluate.

Documents that we will be temporarily suspending service on as of July 1st:
(Those needing service for the court documents we are temporarily suspending, may seek service through private process servers or anyone over the age of 18 not party to the action.)

Summons and Complaints (Superior & District Court)
Small Claims Orders
Summons and Petitions
Divorce Filings
Child Support/Parenting Plan Filings
Declarations
Orders to Show Cause unless Court orders service by the Sheriff
Notices unless Court orders service by the Sheriff

Documents the Sheriff's Office will continue to serve after July 1st:

Protection Orders
Restraining Orders
Harassment Orders
Sexual Assault Protection Orders
Vulnerable Adult Protection Orders
No Contact Orders
Writs of Restitutions
Writs of Execution
Writs of Habeas Corpus
Orders of Sale
Criminal Subpoenas
Orders of the Court specifically directing service by the Sheriff’s Office

 

 

Chief of Administrative Services 
Annette Lindquist

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