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Hours of Operation
9:00am - 5:00pm
Monday - Friday, excluding legal holidays

Phone Hours
10:00am - 4:00 pm

Civil Process Unit 

The Civil unit is responsible for carrying out the duties imposed and mandated upon the Sheriff as an officer of the court system, and as required by law. The unit fulfills these responsibilities as it pertains to Forcible Entry and Detainer (FED) actions, Writs of Garnishment, Abuse Prevention Restraining Orders, Extraordinary Writs, Notice Process, Writs of Execution, Property Sales, and Criminal, Juvenile and Civil Subpoena service.

Civil Process Frequently Asked Questions
Real Property Sales Attorney Instructions
Real Property Sales Prospective Bidders
Civil Process Fee Schedule
How To File A Restraining Order
Real Property Sales - Current List
Writ of Garnishment - Safety Deposit Box
Issuance of Sheriff Deed
The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only.  By law, the Civil Unit may not give legal advice.  Please consult an attorney for any legal guidance. 

Possible legal resources:


2.         Tel-Law Program  

3.         Lane County Legal Aid  
              376 E 11th Ave. 
              Eugene, OR 97401
               (541) 485-1017

4.         Oregon State Bar
             Mailing Address 
             P.O. Box 231935
             Tigard, OR 97281-1935

            16037 SW Upper Boones Ferry Rd (
            Tigard, OR 97224 
            (503) 620-0222 or Inside Oregon: 1 (800) 452-8260
            Facsimile:  (503) 684-1366
            Email:  General OSB Inquiries:

5.         Law libraries located at any courthouse or university

6.         For information regarding specific civil matters, refer to the Oregon Revised Statutes.



  1. Provide courteous, professional, public service.
  2. Process and serve subpoenas in criminal cases.
  3. Process and serve civil notice process.
  4. Serve criminal arrest warrants on subjects of interest in civil cases.
  5. Execute court ordered enforcement actions to include:
    • Seizure and sale of both real and personal property,
    • Forcible eviction of residential and commercial tenants,
    • Locating and recovering child victims of parental abductions.