The Civil Unit provides a wide variety of services for Jefferson County. These include, but are not limited to: service of civil process (serving court papers), execution of court-ordered evictions, the court-ordered sale of real and personal property, and providing deputy civil assists.
Submitting Documents for Service of Process
Papers can be submitted for service of process either via postal mail or in person at the Civil Unit office. All service of process requires payment in advance. For payments made in the office, we can accept cash, check or money order, or credit/debit cards. Papers submitted by mail should include a check or money order for the service fee made out to Jefferson County Sheriff, and sent to:
Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, Civil Unit
100 Jefferson County Pkwy, Ste 1520
Golden, CO 80419
Please also complete as much information as possible on this Information Sheet and include it with papers submitted by mail.
Walk-in: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday
Phones: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday - Friday
The office is closed on all legal holidays
Jefferson County Administration and Courts Building
100 Jefferson County Parkway, Suite 1520
Golden, Colorado 80419
The Civil Unit is located on the first floor of the Courts Building. When you enter the building lobby, take a left towards the Administration side of the building, and another left by the coffee shop. The Civil Unit is about halfway down the hallway.
From westbound I-70 turn right on West Colfax to Sixth Avenue. Turn right on Sixth Avenue onto Johnson Road (next stop light). The next left turn brings you directly in front of the Administration and Courts Building. Follow signs for public parking.
From westbound Sixth Avenue, continue past the Hwy 40 intersection to Johnson Road (next stop light). Turn right on Johnson Road, and the next left turn brings you directly in front of the Administration and Courts Building. Follow signs for public parking.
From C470, take the 6th Avenue east exit. Go straight at the stop light. The street becomes Johnson Road. The first left brings you directly to the front of the Administration and Courts Building. Follow signs for public parking.
The basic steps in the eviction process are as follows:
- Notice to Vacate or Demand for Compliance or Possession
- Summons and Unlawful Detainer (court hearing)
- Writ of Restitution, including both service or posting and execution
Further information can be found on this Eviction Information Sheet
Remember, the Sheriff's Office cannot give legal advice. If you have a landlord/tenant dispute, we recommend you call the JeffCo Action Center at 303-237-7704 for assistance.
Fees for Service
The following types of papers are $35 per service for Civil cases, $15 per service for criminal cases, plus mileage (mileage fees are available below):
- Summons & Complaint
- Summons & Petition
- Temporary Restraining Order
- Notice and Summons to Appear
The following types of papers are $20 per service plus mileage:
- Wage Assignments
The following types of papers are $60 per service for Civil cases, $7.50 per service for Criminal cases, plus mileage:
- Subpoena to Produce/Subpoena Duces Tecum
If you are serving papers to more than one defendant at the same address, the first defendant will be charged the full service fee plus mileage, and each additional defendant is $10.
The fee for a Writ of Restitution to be executed is $130 plus mileage. If you would like us to post the Writ as well, the fee for posting is $35 plus mileage.
For out-of-state papers or any other papers requiring the Return of Service to be notarized, there is a $2 fee for each defendant.
If you have questions, or to ask about fees and requirements regarding Sheriff's Sales, Execution Sales, or Orders of Possession, please contact a Civil clerk at 303-271-6580.
Mileage fees are based on zip codes where the service or execution will take place. Mileage fees prior to March 15, 2013 can be accessed here. For any paperwork you submit on, or after March 15, 2013 please refer to the mileage fees here.
Protection Orders (Restraining Orders)
For information on how to obtain a restraining order, call the court clerk in the county where you reside. For the Jefferson County Court Clerk, call 303-271-6228. If you need to report a violation of a protection order that has already occurred, call the law enforcement agency where the violation occurred. If you have a new protection order, the Civil Unit can assist you in serving it to the restrained party. If the court waived the fees for serving your protection order, we may be able to accept your paperwork by fax. Please contact the Civil Unit for further information.
The civil unit holds foreclosure and execution sales for both real estate and personal property on an ongoing basis. For more information please visit www.jcsocivil.wordpress.com.
Feb 27, 2013 01:21 PM