The Civil Section is responsible for the service of all legal documents received by the Cole County Sheriff’s Office. These include garnishments, orders of protection, standby orders, child pickup orders and civil documents. They serve over 30,000 legal documents per year. Cole County is 3rd in the state for the amount of documents served. In 2010 we served 35, 286 documents, in 2011 we served 36,437. 40,000 is the projected number for 2012. The Civil Section is also responsible for conducting evictions and Sheriff Sales.
The Civil Section is available Monday – Friday from 07:30 – 4:00pm.