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Civil

The Imperial County Sheriff’s Office Civil Division carries out the sheriff’s statutory responsibility for the service of process and execution of writs. These judicial process documents originate from the courts, governmental agencies and private attorneys in California and throughout the United States and include:

  • summonses, complaints and subpoenas
  • writs of possession for real estate
  • injunctions for protection against domestic violence
  • writs of garnishment
  • arrest orders/writs of bodily attachment

*EXACT CHANGE IS REQUIRED FOR ALL TRANSACTIONS AND FEES

PLEASE PROVIDE ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS PLUS

TWO ADDITIONAL COPIES FOR EACH SERVICE

Instructions for Service

Click here for a list of Civil Service Fees.

Click here for a list of Civil Forms.

The Civil Division also enforces levies and writs of attachment and conducts Sheriff’s sales to aid in the collection of money judgments.

For information about having your documents served, call the Civil Division at (442) 265-2011 (Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.) or visit the division’s public window during the same above days and times, in the lobby of the Sheriff’s Office, 328 Applestill Road, El Centro, CA 92243.

You can also mail your documents with the service fee to the Imperial County Sheriff’s Office, Civil Division, 328 Applestill Road, El Centro, CA 92243.

See map below:

Directions from Interstate 8 in El Centro, CA:

  • Take 4th Street (Hwy 86) south to stoplight at McCabe Road & turn west on McCabe Road
  • Continue west on McCabe Road to 4-way stop at Clark Road (8th St) & turn south on Clark Road
  • Take first right onto Applestill Road (N Loop)
  • Sheriff's Office will be at the end of Applestill Road (on left)

Consumer Publications - Landlord/Tenant

For information regarding the below subjects access the below website.

*note This web site contains PDF documents that require the most current version of Adobe Reader to view.

http://www.dca.ca.gov/publications/landlordbook/in dex.shtml

  • Letter From The Department Of Consumer Affairs
  • Notice - The Fine Print
  • Introduction And How to Use This Booklet Who Is A Landlord And Who Is A Tenant?
  • Looking For A Rental Unit
  • Unlawful Discrimination
  • Before You Agree To Rent
  • When You Have Decided To Rent
  • Living In The Rental Unit
  • Dealing With Problems
  • Having Repairs Made
  • Moving Out
  • Refunds Of Security Deposits
  • Terminations And Evictions
  • The Eviction Process
  • Retaliatory Actions, Evictions And Discrimination
  • Resolving Problems

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