Fees and Services

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office provides service for all types of process related to criminal proceedings and some types of process related to civil proceedings. However, we cannot provide forms or legal advice for any civil process. Fees are charged and civil rules of services are followed, in accordance with Utah law. Deposits are required for some types of process. For additional information, click on the fees link below or contact the civil process division at (435)656-6500.

An Ex Parte’, Protective Order, or Stalking Injunction can be served by any law enforcement officer, at any time, upon the request of the petitioner. (UCA 78B-7-106) There is no fee to file or serve protective orders and stalking injunctions.

Some processes can be served by constablesprivate investigators or citizens. More information about who can serve what types of process can be found on the Utah Courts website.

The Utah online court assistance program provides information that answers frequently asked questions, along with links and forms to assist with obtaining the civil process paperwork to be served.
Visit the court website at http://utcourts.gov

Utah State Statute regulates fees for process services by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office (17-22-2.5). The amount charged is determined by the type of process, plus mileage. Fees apply if the service is upon a defendant who is incarcerated. The following is a partial list of fees. Call (435)656-6500 for additional information.

General Service Fees $20.00 for each defendant, plus mileage:
Orders to Show Cause
Requests for Hearing

General Service Fees $50.00 for each defendant, plus mileage:
Arrest Warrants
Bench Warrants

Mileage fees:
Mileage Fees $2.50 per mile
-Miles traveled one way for service (starting address is the Washington County Sheriff’s Office)
-Miles traveled one way for service, plus two additional attempts, if necessary

Deposits required for process service:
Writs of Execution for Real Property-$400.00

The deposit includes service of: writs, posting Notice of Sale, publication, commissions, and Certificates of Sale. Fees will be billed or reimbursed for any difference.

Prepayment is required on all types of service including three trips for mileage. The Sheriff’s Office will refund services and mileage fees that are not utilized during the service.