Civil Process

The term "serve" means to provide notice; in other words, everyone has the right to "due process" under the law. It is critical that everyone involved in a civil case is provided with proper notice of every paper filed in that case. The Harrison County Sheriff's Department can serve papers in civil processes including but not limited to serving papers to individuals due to eviction, civil judgements and divorce.

It normally takes 1-3 days for the Harrison County Sheriff's Department to serve papers to an individual or business. An individual can be served by documents placed in the mail or served directly in person at the individual's home of work address.

Please Note:

  • There's no charge for civil process within the state of Indiana, however there's a $42.00 charge for civil service outside of Indiana.
  • To check the status of a civil process case you should contact the court, not the Harrison County Sheriff's Office. 
  • The Harrison Co. Sheriff's Department charges a $13.00 fee for all paper service from law offices within the state of Indiana.
  • We DO NOT charge for process service on protective orders both in and out of state.