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The main function performed by the Civil Process Unit is to serve civil papers. LCSO Civil Process personnel will never demand money from defendants via telephone. Judgments are ordered by Larimer County Courts and paid to the courts, not the Larimer County Sheriff's Office. If LCSO is ordered by the courts to seize money/property, deputies will do so in person.

The mission of the Civil Process Unit is to provide quality customer service in the processing and execution of civil process.  The duties of the unit vary and include, but are not limited to:

  •  Service of civil process
  •  Sale of real and personal property under court order
  •  Execution of court ordered evictions
  •  Court ordered stand-by to keep the peace

Information regarding whom is to be served and where they may be served will be provided by the person requesting service. Any additional information provided such as date of birth, place of employment, best time to serve, vehicle and physical description, or picture is helpful.  This information should be provided on a Larimer County Sheriff's Office Information Sheet.

The service of civil process is based upon the information provided. Complete and accurate information (addresses, descriptions, place of employment, work hours, etc.) will assist us in ensuring successful service. A Return of Service documenting the successful service of the paper will be mailed to you or can be picked up at the Sheriff’s Office in person.

Staff members of the Sheriff's Office are prohibited from giving legal advice.

Colorado state law requires that the Sheriff of each Colorado County serve the civil process of the Courts within their jurisdiction. They are also required to accept and serve civil process from all other Colorado counties, each of the states of the union, and the federal government. Civil process includes all types of papers resulting from civil litigation, including summons and complaints, subpoenas, court orders, writs of execution, writs of garnishment, and writs of restitution (commonly known as eviction orders).

Fees for service (which are set by statute) must be paid in advance. If you are due a refund, a check will be mailed to you. If you owe additional fees, you will be billed for the difference. All fees for mileage are based upon a zip code system and are charged on a round trip, per mile basis.

Effective January 1, 2017 pursuant to Colorado State Statute 30-1-104, fees for service of process by the Larimer County Sheriff's Office will be as follows:

Zip Code Small Claims, Summons & Complaint, Contempt, Interroatories, Orders Civil Subpoena Garnishment Evictions Service of Writ of Restitution Evictions Executing of Writ of Execution
**10 for second person served on same date, time and location**    
80512 $87.00 $112.00 $72.00 $112.00 $177.00
80513 $61.00 $86.00 $46.00 $86.00 $151.00
80515 $77.00 $102.00 $62.00 $102.00 $135.00
80517 $81.00 $106.00 $66.00 $106.00 $127.00
80521 $41.00 $66.00 $26.00 $66.00 $131.00
80523 $38.00 $63.00 $23.00 $63.00 $128.00
80524 $44.00 $69.00 $29.00 $69.00 $134.00
80525 $40.00 $65.00 $25.00 $65.00 $130.00
80526 $44.00 $69.00 $29.00 $69.00 $134.00
80528 $43.00 $68.00 $28.00 $68.00 $133.00
80532 $77.00 $102.00 $62.00 $102.00 $134.00
80534 $51.00 $76.00 $36.00 $76.00 $141.00
80535 $57.00 $82.00 $42.00 $82.00 $147.00
80536 $62.00 $87.00 $47.00 $87.00 $152.00
80537 $59.00 $84.00 $44.00 $84.00 $149.00
80538 $61.00 $86.00 $46.00 $86.00 $151.00
80540 $86.00 $111.00 $71.00 $111.00 $137.00
80541 $51.00 $76.00 $36.00 $76.00 $141.00
80545 $89.00 $114.00 $74.00 $114.00 $179.00
80547 $41.00 $66.00 $26.00 $66.00 $131.00
80549 $65.00 $90.00 $50.00 $90.00 $155.00
80612 $54.00 $79.00 $39.00 $79.00 $144.00
82063 $120.00 $145.00 $105.00 $145.00 $210.00
80528 (80550) $43.00 $68.00 $28.00 $68.00 $133.00

Items required for service:

  • A completed Civil Process Information Form
  • Two copies of the papers you would like served.
  • Pre-payment of fees. Payment can be made by check or money order made payable to the Larimer County Sheriff's Office or by credit card (additional convenience fees for credit card payments).

Return of Service

  • A Return of Service will notify you if the service was successful and will serve as a proof of service for the courts.
  • The Return of Service will tell you the name of the person served, the date and time of service, and the address where service was made.
  • If the service was unsuccessful, the Return of Service will provide an explanation such as moved, no such address, or address not in Larimer County.
  • If service was unsuccessful you may be due a partial refund. You will receive your refund four to six weeks after receiving your Return of Service.

Contact Us

Civil Process Unit
Address: 2501 Midpoint Drive, Fort Collins, CO 80525
Phone: (970) 498-5155
Fax: (970) 482-8745
Sheriff-civilprocess@co.larimer.co.us