Sheriff Civil Paper Service

Civil Hours for Accepting Papers

Our Civil service window is open 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday and is located in the lobby of the Law Enforcement Facility, 911 E Sawmill Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86001.

Types of Documents Served by Sheriff's Office

The Sheriff's Office is charged with serving legal documents originating from the superior courts, attorneys and private individuals. We also assist citizens and attorneys in both pre-judgment and post-judgment remedies by executing on writs of execution, writs of restitution, writs of replevin, writs of garnishment, writs of attachment, etc.  

The Constable is charged with serving legal documents originating from justice court precincts.

If you would like to review Arizona Revised Statutes please visit their website

General Instructions for Requesting Sheriff's Office Service of a Civil Document

All services will require a 
Service Information Sheet or cover letter giving detailed and specific information to be used to locate and serve the designated person. Successful and expeditious services are our goal and we, therefore, rely heavily on the information that you provide to us. Originator's information also must be completed accurately so that we may notify you of the results of our service attempts. Please read our Civil Paper Service Fact Sheet. 

* Please note that criminal subpoenas to be served must be the original document

If you wish to have papers served, bring a set of all papers with a completed service information sheet to our customer service window at our Law Enforcement Administrative Facility (911 E. Sawmill Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86001). For detailed instructions on what papers are required for different types of service, please call our Administrative Team at 928-226-5012.

Process Service Deposits and Fees

Waivers and Deferrals

Unless you provide a waiver or deferral from an Arizona Superior Court, there will be charges for serving your papers. A valid copy of the court order waiving or deferring fees must accompany the papers you submit for service. 

Waiver – means that the issuing Court is waiving all service fees and charges, and, therefore, no payment will be required.

Deferral – means that you will be billed later for any applicable service fees and charges.

Out of state waivers or deferrals will not be accepted. You may contact a local Arizona Superior Court for assistance in obtaining a waiver or deferral order.

Required Deposits:

A deposit is required with all civil processes except for Orders of Protection and Injunctions Against Harassment which are exempt from fees. Payment may be made cashier's check, money order, law firm check, or cash (cash must be paid in person). Checks must be made for the proper amount and be made payable to the Coconino County Sheriff's Office. A deposit of $80.00 is required, per service, on all civil process and criminal papers (Subpoenas, Summons, Notices, Child Support, Writ of Garnishment, Mental Health, etc.). A deposit of $300.00, one set of original paperwork, a set for each person being served, and an extra set is required on all writs:
  • Writ of Execution - General or Special
  • Writ of Restitution, Attachment or Possession
  • Writ of Replevin
Additional charges may apply concerning multiple services.

After deduction of charges and fees, any excess deposit will be refunded to you. If the fees exceed the amount of the deposit the Coconino County Sheriff's Office will bill you for that amount. All invoices are due and payable upon receipt. Documents will not be returned until invoice is paid.