The Washington County Sheriff’s Office
Civil Process Division is located in the Washington County Law
Enforcement Center 399 Broadway, Fort Edward, NY 12828.
The office is open Monday through Friday, from
8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. and is closed
weekends and legal holidays. The telephone number for the Civil
Process Division is 518-746-2477.
The Civil Division is a state
mandated service of the Sheriff’s Office. Its purpose and function
is to serve and execute the various legal processes issued not only
by and for the several non-criminal courts of the state and its
subdivisions, but also for the legal community and the general
public. Departmental and divisional policies and procedures are
consistent with New York State and court case law. These policies
are designed and developed to insure the accurate, expeditious, and
judicious service and execution of all matters relating to civil
All fees & mileage are payable in advance. You
must send the proper type and quantity of process indicated, with
the correct fees & mileage, with a letter of instruction in order
for the papers to be processed. Omissions errors, illegibility,
untimeliness, etc., will prevent your papers from being docketed with
our office. Full and complete addresses including zip codes are
required. Acceptable forms of payment include Cash, attorney check
or money order / cashiers check. Please note personal checks are not
accepted for judgment payments. Checks should be made payable to the
Washington County Sheriff’s Office. For all mandates, e.g.,
executions, evictions, & court orders involving enforcement
activity, at least one original with a handwritten ink signature
must be delivered to us.
Documents with the court’s raised seal are
acceptable. Generally, where copies are required, such as for income
and property executions, photocopies are sufficient; the filing
party must determine whether clerk or attorney certified copies are
required in other cases. The Sheriff’s Office does not supply
legal forms, nor can we complete them. Some courts may supply
forms while some do not. There are several suppliers or publishers
of legal forms and you should consult the telephone directory.
We cannot serve a P.O. Box.
All litigants should seek professional
competent legal counsel at all times. The Sheriff is not your
lawyer. The Sheriff can only advise & inform parties as to those
procedures and rules related to the Sheriff’s duties.
For Eviction policies
For Eviction check list
For the current Civil Fee Schedule
For current Mileage Fees