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Civil Process


The Office of the Sheriff, by statue must maintain a civil division. The division is responsible for service of:

  • Summons and Complaints
  • Orders to Seize Property
  • Small Claims
  • Order of Evictions (Tenant Removal)
  • Notice of Hearings
  • Personal Protection Orders
  • Child Support Petitions
  • Summary Proceedings
  • Foreclosure Sales
  • Order to Show Causes

A deputy is assigned as the Civil Process Officer, who is responsible for serving and coordinating Civil Process Service, posting properties for the courts, serving arrest warrants; as well as, assists with the transportation of prisoners. Other duties include seizures of property, and conducting sheriff's sales

Hours of Operation:

The Civil Process Division office is open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 8am to 4pm , Wednesday 8am to 6pm and Friday 8am to 2 pm. Please arrive no later than a half-hour before we close to allow us sufficient time to assist you. Hours will be extended under special circumstances. The office is closed on most legal holidays.

If you have a question, you may contact us at (231) 258-8686 extension 1410.

Fees for process service are set by statue based on the type of paper that is served. Please contact the Civil Process Division at (231) 258-3355 extension 1410 to inquire about approximate cost for service, which includes a mileage fee. 

This division is also responsible for the foreclosure sales. These sales are open to the public and are held every third Thursday of the month at 11:00 AM in the lobby of the Kalkaska County Courthouse.