Civil Department

The Civil Department is located at the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office, Main Office.

YCSO Main Office
Civil Department
141 S. 3rd Avenue
Yuma, AZ 85364
Tel: (928) 783-6274
Directions to YCSO Main Office

Lobby Hours:
8:00 AM-5:00 PM (excluding holidays)


Civil Process Service

The Civil Department is charged with serving legal documents originating from the Superior Courts, Justice Courts, attorneys and private individuals. The Civil Department also assists citizens and attorneys in both prejudgment and post-judgment remedies by executing on writs of execution, writs of restitution, writs of replevin, writs of garnishment, writs of attachment, etc.
NOTE: Enforcement/Service of Writs will only be accepted at the YCSO Main Office. For questions or more information, please call (928) 783-6274.

Due to the nature of the court proceedings and procedures, deputies will only serve processes Monday–Friday during hours that are authorized by state statutes (excluding holidays). All processes will be served in accordance with Arizona Statutes and Arizona Rules of Civil procedures unless otherwise directed in writing by the court order (please allow 2-3 weeks for service).

The Yuma County Sheriff's Office Civil Department is available Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM–5:00 PM, excluding holidays. Legal documents sent by mail for service should be addressed as follows:

Yuma County Sheriff's Office
ATTN: Civil Department
141 S. 3rd Avenue
Yuma, AZ 85364


Civil Process Service Fees

The fees charged for service by the Sheriff are set by Arizona Revised Statutes 11-445.

Type of Document Min. Deposit Required
Child Support Documents $56.00
Dissolution of Marriage $72.00
Injunction Prohibiting Harassment No charge
Order of Protection No charge
Order to Show Cause $56.00
Subpoena $48.00
Subpoena Duces Tecum $48.00
Summons & Forcible Detainer $56.00
Summons (Small Claims) $56.00
Summons & Complaint $56.00
Summons & Petition $56.00
Temporary Restraining Order No charge
Writ of Execution (General) $200.00
Writ of Execution (Special) $200.00
Writ of Restitution $200.00
Writ of Attachment $200.00
Writ of Replevin $200.00
Writ of Garnishment $200.00

*Injunction Against Harassment: In accordance with Arizona Revised Statutes 12-809,

  • The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office will serve an injunction against harassment issued by a Superior Court judge or commissioner. The YCSO will also serve out of state issued injunctions against harassment.
  • An injunction against harassment issued by a Justice Court (JP1, JP2, and JP3) shall be served by the constable for that jurisdiction.
  • An injunction against harassment issued by a municipal court may be served by the city police department or a process server if the city police department is unable to serve the injunction.

Additional Information

  • Additional mileage will be added if more than one attempt is required to execute a service.
  • Fees will also vary if more than one person is being served.

Payment Type

We accept cash, personal check, money order, cashier’s check, and credit/debit (Visa/MasterCard only). Checks should be made payable to the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office.

NOTE: Credit/debit card (Visa/MasterCard only) payments are accepted; however, there is a convenience fee which varies depending on the amount charged and credit/debit card used. We do not accept American Express.

If your fees for service by the Sheriff have been waived or deferred by the court, we require a copy of the waiver or deferral along with the documents you need served.


For more information...

Contact the Civil Department at (928) 783-6274
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