Civil

The Sheriff's Civil Officer receives, serves, and executes all civil processes and orders that are accepted for service in the manner prescribed by law. We process most incoming requests for service, and distribute process service to the field deputies for completion. Listed below are common civil processes, orders, levies, and services performed by our division. Sworn personnel serve restraining orders, perform evictions throughout the county, and enforce all civil enforcement judgments. The Civil Officer executes and processes claims, stays, exemptions, and bankruptcies on civil enforcement actions and communicates with the courts to determine dispositions. This office is closed on weekends and County Holidays.

THE SHERIFF OF LASSEN COUNTY WILL SERVE THE FOLLOWING LEVIES AND DOCUMENTS

Many of the instruction forms are available at the bottom of this page

Levies followed by an * must be served by the Sheriff.
All others may be served by the Sheriff or a Registered Process Server.

  • Attachment Lien Notice (AT-1) http://www.ss.ca.gov/business/ucc/ra_9_atl1_barcode.pdf filed with the Secretary of State via U.S. Mail (must be signed by Sheriff)
  • Attachment Lien Notice (see form below and must be signed by Sheriff)       
  • Automobile seizure and sale *
  • Bench Warrant - Civil *
  • Book Levy on Funds Held by Sheriff *
  • Business Levy (keeper levy) *
  • Claim and Delivery *
  • Earnings Withholding Order only on Federal or U.S. Postal Employees
  • Equipment Seizure and Sale *
  • Eviction *
  • Keeper Levy *
  • Order of Appearance or Examination (to obtain arrest warrant for failure to appear, Sheriff must serve)
  • Order to Show Cause
  • Personal Property Seizure and Sale *
  • Real Property Levy
  • Restraining Order
  • Seizures of Personal Property *
  • Subpoena - Criminal
  • Temporary Restraining Order  
  • Till tap *
  • Writ of Possession of Real Property (Eviction) *

THE SHERIFF OF LASSEN COUNTY WILL NOT SERVE THE FOLLOWING LEVIES AND DOCUMENTS unless you are incarcerated in the Lassen County ADF or have a certified fee waiver from the court.  The following levies must be served by a Registered Process Server.  Non levy civil process can be legally served by anyone over the age of eighteen who is not a party to the action or by a Registered Process Server. 

  • Affidavit and Order
  • Answers to ____ (Numerous Court Forms of Answers)
  • Citations/Petition (Probate and Juvenile Court)
  • Claim of Defendant (Cross Complaint)
  • Claim of Plaintiff (Small Claims)
  • Counter Claim or Counter Affidavit
  • Cross Complaint - Small Claims
  • Default Judgment (Judge's Order)
  • Dissolution (Divorce and Annulment)
  • Earnings Withholding Order (except federal and U.S. Postal Services employees)
  • Judgment (Order of Court)
  • Notice of Court Action
  • Order to Show Cause
  • Rent Levy (money collected from tenants)
  • Responses
  • Subpoena (Civil, or Juvenile)
  • Summons and Complaint
  • Summons and Petition
  • Third Party Levy
  • Wage Assignment
  • Wage Garnishment