Administration Bureau - Civil Division

ATTENTION:

THE CIVIL DIVISION WILL BE CLOSED THE FOLLOWING DATES FOR THE HOLIDAYS AND ECO RECESS:  
DECEMBER 24, 2013 THRU JANUARY 1, 2014 

During this time any service request may be mailed to our office at the address below and will be processed in the manner received.  
1414 NATIVIDAD ROAD, SALINAS, CA 93906

WE WILL BE BACK TO REGULAR BUSINESS HOURS ON 1/2/14
THANK YOU

 

Civil Division falls under our Administration Bureau which provides direct support to the Custody and Enforcement Operations Bureaus. The Administration Bureau has several other Divisions: Fiscal Division, Records Division, Workers' Comp/Human Resources and Forensic Services.

The Monterey County Sheriff's Civil Unit is responsible for serving legal documents upon individuals and businesses in Monterey County. The unit enforces court-ordered money judgments via levies upon wages, bank accounts, and real and personal property. The unit also enforces court-ordered evictions and serves civil bench warrants.

The Civil unit is located at 1414 Natividad Road Salinas. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Telephone assistance is available Monday through Friday during the same business hours, at (831) 755-3712.

For the Sheriff to serve your documents, we require that the service be mailed or hand-delivered with both of the following:
1.
original (not faxed) Service Instruction Form signed by the plaintiff/litigant or their attorney. Levy Service Instruction form, if needed.
Note: This form is in .pdf format, and Adobe Reader is required to view, save and print them. (Get Adobe Reader free and learn more about it)
2. Proper Fees paid
3. Answer to Common Questions

The address to send/deliver these to is:

Monterey County Sheriff, Civil Division
1414 Natividad Road
Salinas, California  93906

Hours:
open M-F 8am--5pm/closed Noon-1:00pm

All forms, guidelines and fees are primarily set by the legislature and written into California codes. The Civil Unit is prohibited by law from providing any legal advice and suggest you contact an attorney for any legal questions.

Please note; Many types of services require one or more additional copies. Evictions, Writs of Attachment and certain other types of Levies require separate or additional instructions. Please contact our office for further information by calling (831) 755-3712.

 

Other Civil Links:
--California Laws & Codes
--California Courts Self Help
--Legal Research Center
--Monterey/Salinas Courts
--Landlord/Tenant Guide