The Nez Perce County Sheriff's Civil Division is open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday excluding holidays.
THE CIVIL DIVISION DOES NOT GIVE LEGAL ADVICE. IF YOU NEED HELP WITH A LEGAL SITUATION, CONTACT AN ATTORNEY.
The Civil Division’s primary function is to assist the general public and state entities in serving civil and court documents to individuals regarding civil and criminal actions being brought against them. This includes a close working relationship with the deputies assigned to serve the paperwork to ensure every effort is made to secure proper service. Civil service includes but is not limited to: summons and complaints, protection and no contact orders, garnishments, subpoenas, paperwork from the Dept. of Health and Welfare, juvenile summons, small claims, evictions, notices, and writs of executions.
This division is happy to assist anyone with procedural questions regarding any of the civil paper process. Our staff strives to be informative, professional and courteous to the general public as well as other agencies seeking our services.
The Civil Division is responsible for collecting delinquent property taxes under Warrants of Distraint (Idaho Code 63-1012 & 63-1106). Civil also executes upon a Writ of Execution by seizing personal and real property. Civil then conducts sheriff’s sales on personal and real property. Please refer to the civil fee chart for details on cost.
Civil Paper Service Fees
The fee for paper service is $62.00 per individual to be served and must be prepaid prior to service. Idaho state and county government agencies are exempt from the fee.
A $62.00 fee is required for a Writ of Execution and Continuing Garnishment. There is a $15 fee for Interim Returns on each check received from a garnishee.
A $72.00 fee is required for all Writs of Execution, also known as Bank Writs. To execute of a bank writ, there is also a mandatory $5.00 check that must be included (and issued to the designated bank/financial institution).
Evictions: There are three civil procedures for evictions, for all of them, we require the original Writ of Restitution and copies for defendant(s). If you have any questions about the procedure, call Civil at 208-799-3134.
The forms below are fillable PDFs. For best results, use Adobe Acrobat to fill them out, not a web browser.
LETTER OF INSTRUCTION TO THE SHERIFF OF NEZ PERCE COUNTY
LETTER OF INSTRUCTION FOR GARNISHMENT
Deliver or mail the documents you want served as soon as you can. Be sure to include a letter of instruction to the Sheriff stating who, what, when, where, and any other information you may have that will help us serve your document(s); the letter of instruction must be signed and dated by you or your attorney. Even with the best instructions you give us, it is sometimes difficult to locate the person(s) you want served.
The more time you allow for service, the better the chance that we will be successful on your behalf. Please indicate on your letter of instruction if you choose to be contacted by phone if the individual is served or not served. We will pursue every effort into successfully serving paperwork, if we come across any issues, we will contact you by phone. Please remember that it is your responsibility to send the original Affidavit of Service to the court of record.
The Sheriff's Office is the only agency that can serve an enforcement document (writ).
No appointment is necessary for fingerprints. Cost is $10
for the first card and $3 for each card after.