Effective 6/19/2020, the following services are now being made available for "in person" contact at the Sheriff's Office:

  • All civil processes, except evictions and real property levies.
  • Report requests for the public are available via phone or at the records counter.
  • All CCW- initials requests, renewals and modifications will be online through Permitium, available on the Sheriff's Webpage.
    • CCW applicants will be contacted to schedule "in person" appointments.
    • Renewals/modifications will be processed and contacted with a time to pick up CCW.
  • Vehicle release requests will be handled at the records counter, as needed.
  • Registrants- these will be handled by "walk in" or by phone interview.
  • Live scan services are available to the public by appointment only. Services will be scheduled in one hour time slots to allow for proper cleaning procedures. Appointments to the general public are available on Tuesdays from 8-11AM and on Thursdays 1-4PM
  • In Person visiting is suspended once again at the Sutter County Jail in compliance with recommendations from the Board of State and Community Corrections. The public will be updated of additional changes as information becomes available.

Statistics: Civil Unit Statistics

The California Government Code, Section 26608 states: The sheriff shall serve all process and notices in the manner prescribed by law. Based on that law the Sheriff established the Civil Unit, where two Legal Specialists perform the following duties:

  • Receives, reviews, and processes various civil papers, such as summons, subpoenas, notices, orders, citations, and civil writs of attachment, execution, restitution, possession, claim, delivery, and restraining orders.
  • Examine legal documents for accuracy.
  • Confer with attorneys, plaintiffs, defendants, staff, and others regarding legal procedures and documents required.
  • Disburse civil process moneys (i.e. wage garnishment and bank levy monies received) deposited to the Sheriff's trust account.
  • Explain laws to employers, financial institutions, and others pertaining to the collection of money under court orders; explain laws to judgment debtors regarding remedies for money attached under court orders.
  • Levy attachments and executions on properties such as automobiles, boats, and other real property.
  • Prepare wage and bank garnishments.
  • Advertise and assist in Sheriff's sales.
  • Conduct Sheriff's sales.

The Sheriff also has a Civil Deputy who serves all civil papers and coordinates evictions.

2017 Civil Unit Statistics
Papers Served 863
Attempted Service 602
Post for Eviction 119
Eviction Lockout 156
Auto Repossession 0
Keeper/Till Taps 0
Civil Warrant Cite 2
Civil Warrant Arrest 3
Overtime Accrued (hours) 0
Miles Driven 11,557
Fuel (gallons) 893.50


Civil Unit Statistics
  2017 2016 2015 2014
Papers Served 863 972 1,045 2,647
Attempted Service 602 818 1,294 641
Post for Eviction 119 126 156 145
Eviction Lockout 156 177 195 222
Auto Repossession 0 0 0 0
Keeper/Till Taps 0 0 2 12
Civil Warrant Cite 2 16 32 38
Civil Warrant Arrest 3 6 14 16
Overtime Accrued (hours) 0 0 0 0
Miles Driven 11,557 12,895 18,752 11,054
Fuel (gallons) 893.50 979.50 1,430.70 1,180.13