Colorado state law requires that the Sheriff of each Colorado County serve the civil process of the Courts within their jurisdiction. They are also required to accept and serve civil process from all other Colorado counties, each of the states of the union, and the federal government. Civil process includes all types of papers resulting from civil litigation, including summons and complaints, subpoenas, court orders, writs of execution, writs of garnishment, and Evictions and Writs of Restitution (commonly known as eviction orders).
The Sheriff’s Office Civil Section is staffed by three full time deputies and one hourly deputy, a paralegal, and two law enforcement technicians (L.E.T.’s), acting under the supervision of Commander Jason Heathman. The other uniformed deputies of the Patrol Section periodically supplement the efforts of the deputies assigned to the Civil Section, particularly for after hour and emergency events (e.g. the service of domestic protection orders).
The Sheriff’s Office Civil Section is open to the public between 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday and is located at the Boulder County Sheriff’s Headquarters, 5600 Flatiron Parkway, Boulder, 80301.
Fees For Service
Fees for service (which are set by statute) must be paid in advance. If you are due a refund, a check will be mailed to you. If you owe additional fees, you will be billed for the difference. All fees for mileage are based upon a zone system and are charged on a round trip, per mile basis.
We only accept cash or checks, and credit cards.
The service of civil process is based upon the information provided. Complete, accurate information (addresses, descriptions, place of employment, work hours, etc) will assist us in ensuring successful service. A Return of Service, documenting the successful service of the paper, will be mailed to you or can be picked up at the Sheriff’s Office in person.
Please contact the Civil Section at 303-441-3608, or email Sheriffcivil@bouldercounty.gov if you require further information on the service of civil process or our Civil Fee for Service.