How Do I Arrange To Have the Sheriff’s Department Serve Documents on Another Party?
There are two ways to request the Sheriff’s Department to serve the other party:
How Much Does It Cost To Have Documents Served By The Sheriff’s Department?
The Sheriff’s Department charges $60.00 for every three (3) service attempts upon individuals within Waukesha County and $30.00 for each additional named party at the same address. After the 3rd attempt, the customer will be contacted to see if additional attempts are desired. If so, the fee will be $60.00 for the next three (3) service attempts until the paper is served or the customer no longer desires service.
The fee may be waived if the court grants a Waiver of Filing and Service Fees and a copy of the signed Waiver is provided to the Sheriff’s Department.
In What Form Does The Sheriff’s Department Accept Payment?
The Sheriff’s Department accepts cash, check, or money orders. Sorry, the department does not accept credit or debit cards.
What Do I Need To Prepare To Have Documents Served By the Sheriff’s Department?
Please provide the following information:
What Happens After The Other Party Has Been Served?
If the case was filed in Waukesha County, the Sheriff’s Department will send a copy of the documents, with an attached Affidavit of Service (they provide their own form), to the appropriate Waukesha County Court Office. If the case was not filed in Waukesha County, the Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department will send the documentation, with the Affidavit of Service, to you directly. You must remember to file these documents in the appropriate Court Office of the County in which the case is filed. If the Sheriff’s Department in another county served the other party, you must make arrangements to have the forms and proof of service returned to you so that you can file it the appropriate Waukesha County Court Office.
What If The Deputy Cannot Find The Other Party?
The Sheriff’s Department does its best to serve papers in a timely manner; however, some individuals avoid service or cannot be found. If either of those situations occurs, the Sheriff’s Department will send you an Affidavit of Due Diligence/Not Found, which will state why they were unable to make service. If the last known address is located in another county, the Sheriff’s Department will provide you with an Affidavit of Due Diligence/Not Found with the correct address listed on it.
Where Is The Sheriff’s Department Process Division Located?
The Sheriff’s Department is located directly behind the courthouse. From Moreland Blvd., go south on Riverview Ave. and follow the signs to the Justice Center. To get to the Process Division, enter the building through door number 8, and go to the middle window marked Civil Process/ Warrants.
Will the Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department Serve an Individual Who Does Not Live In Waukesha County?
No; however, they can provide you with an address and telephone number for the Sheriff’s Department of the correct county.