Administration Bureau - Civil Division
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,
Workers' Comp/Human Resources and
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
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
original (not faxed)
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.
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2. Proper Fees paid
Answer to Common Questions
The address to send/deliver these to is:
Monterey County Sheriff, Civil Division
1414 Natividad Road
Salinas, California 93906
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
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.