Our Civil Bureau staff specialize in the safe, efficient and legal service of court documents. The Special Deputy Sheriffs that work as Process Servers for the WCSO Civil Bureau include former law enforcement officers with over 170 years combined experience. We cover all of Washtenaw County, including:
What is Civil Process Service?
Civil Process Service is the delivery of legal court documents to a specified individual or business (the defendant). The petitioner (plaintiff) initiates the action and works with a lawyer or the court to obtain the proper documents to be served. A Process Server then serves the documents on the defendant.
What Does the Process Server (Special Deputy) Actually Do?
The Special Deputy Sheriff delivers documents to the defendant involved in the court case in accordance with legal guidelines and time standards. Upon completion of delivery, the Special Deputy provides "proof of service" by signing and returning the documents to the court.
Benefits of Using a Special Deputy Sheriff
Experience in the safe, timely service of process and the proper handling of court documents.
Knowledge of civil process statutes and rules, local courts and the community.
Credibility in the community. Individuals being served usually respond more cooperatively to Special Deputy Sheriffs.
Peace of mind... using a third party can make a difficult situation easier for you.
In some cases, especially evictions, a court-issued civil document requires a judge's signature. All documents must be in order before the Sheriff's Office can serve the document for you.