The Civil Unit provides a wide variety of services for Jefferson County. These include, but are not limited to: service of civil process (serving court papers), execution of court-ordered evictions, the court-ordered sale of real and personal property and providing deputy civil assists.
Submitting Documents for Civil Service of Process
Papers can be submitted for service of process either via postal mail or in person at the Civil Unit office. All service of process requires payment in advance. For payments made in the office, we can accept cash, check or money order, or credit / debit cards. Papers submitted by mail should include a check or money order for the service fee made out to Jefferson County Sheriff, and sent to:
Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office
100 Jefferson County Parkway
Golden, CO 80419
Please also complete as much information as possible on this civil process information (PDF) sheet and include it with papers submitted by mail.
Fees for Service
All service of process requires payment in advance. Please make your check payable to the Jefferson County Sheriff. The following types of papers are $35 per service for civil cases, $15 per service for criminal cases, plus mileage:
- Notice and Summons to Appear
- Summons and Complaint
- Summons and Petition
- Temporary Restraining Order
The following types of papers are $20 per service plus mileage:
- Wage Assignments
The following types of papers are $60 per service for civil cases, $7.50 per service for criminal cases, plus mileage:
- Subpoena to produce/subpoena duces tecum
Other Types of Service
If you are serving papers to more than one defendant at the same address, the first defendant will be charged the full service fee plus mileage, and each additional defendant is charged a $10 fee.
The fee for a Writ of Restitution to be executed is $130 plus mileage. If you would like us to post the Write as well, the fee for posting is $35 plus mileage. For fees and other information regarding sheriff's sales, contact a clerk at 303-271-6580.
For out-of-state papers or any other papers requiring the Return of Service to be notarized, there is a $2 fee for each defendant.
Mileage fees are based on zip codes where the service or execution will take place. Download the Mileage Fees Document (PDF) which displays fees broken down by zip code.
For more information, contact the civil unit.