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What would I be served civil papers by my county''s sheriff

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JoeLawyer
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The sheriff's department is tasked with delivering summonses and complaints when lawsuits are filed. They are also the agency which delivers other documents issued by courts, such as notices of sheriff sales, notices of hearings, etc.

Generally, if a sheriff's deputy comes by to serve civil papers, it is because the recipient is being sued by someone for something.

Does that answer your question?

Joe

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Customer reply replied 9 years ago
Reply to Joseph Ross ESQ's Post: What types of things would you be served civil papers for?

Any type of lawsuit really, but most often a complaint. Since it is civil and not criminal, this means someone - and not the state - is suing you in court, seeking monetary damages normally. For example, it could be a credit card suing you if you owe money, or it could be an ex-spouse seeking something from a divorce decree.

You could call your clerk's office and ask them if there is any pending litigation in your name, this might be the quickest way for you to find out exactly what the deputy was likely serving. You can contact the Daviess County clerk by calling(###) ###-####or visit their website, here. Or, if that does not yield any results, you can contact the Daviess County Sheriff's Department at(###) ###-####or visit their website, here. I think you will have to call one of these places to get the information, I doubt if it is available onliune, but I linked their websites in case you need directions or more contact info.

Let me know if you need anything else!

Joe

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