It is the goal of the Tom Green County Sheriff’s Office to serve all civil process in a reasonable and timely manner while maintaining an impartial position between the involved parties.
The Tom Green County Sheriff’s Office Civil Process Deputies carry out the Sheriff's statutory responsibility for the service of process and execution of writs. These judicial process documents originate from the courts, governmental agencies and private attorneys throughout Texas and the United States. As a result, please be aware that only an attorney is allowed to give legal advice, not the Sheriff.
Civil Process Deputies serve civil process papers in the manner prescribed by law. The Civil Process Deputies cannot utilize criminal investigative tactics while performing this function; therefore, we cannot guarantee service.
Civil process includes handling and serving legal papers and court documents such as:
• dissolution of marriage
• restraining order
• protection order
The Civil Process Deputies also enforce Levies, Writs of Attachment and conduct Sheriff's Sales to aid in the collection of money judgments. Annually, the division processes and serves more than 10,000 documents.
|CAN THE TOM GREEN COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE GIVE ME ADVICE?|
The Tom Green County Sheriff’s Office does not provide legal advice. However, the Sheriff’s Office may provide information about its policies and procedures regarding frequent types of Service of Process. When applicable, the Sheriff’s Office will include tips to improve efficiency for all users of the system. If you have additional questions concerning civil process, you may wish to contact a licensed attorney or any of the recognized Legal Aid foundations for legal advice.
|HOW DO I START MY SERVICE OF PROCESS?|
The first step in starting your Service of Process begins at the District Clerk’s Office. The District Clerk is located at 112 West Beauregard Avenue, San Angelo, TX 76903. You may contact them at (325) 659-6579 or fax (325) 659-3241.
|WHAT IF I HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT MY SERVICE OR PROCESS?|
While the Sheriff’s Office cannot give legal advice, you can be informed as to policies and procedures concerning the Service and execution of Civil Process. In order to obtain information specific to your case, contact the Tom Green County Sheriff’s Office at (325) 655-8111.
|WHAT CAN I DO TO FACILITATE THE PROCESS?|
At the time of filing, you may be asked basic questions about the address and type of property in which the Individual is to be served. You are not required to answer these questions; however, they are being asked in order to increase the success of the Service of Process. You may wish to include as much information as possible for Service about the Individual when you are filing with the District Clerk's Office.
- The best time to serve Jane Doe is in the morning. She works every day from 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
- The Sheriff’s Office may call the Residential Office/doorman/handyman, etc. at 555-555-5555 and they will let the Deputy into the building.
- The individual has a history of evading Service of Process.
Tip 1: Be specific. Include the Apartment Number, Unit Number or Suite Number so the Sheriff’s Office knows exactly where to go. Example: 110 E. Washington Ave., Unit 305.
Tip 2: Please be sure to provide the correct address, street direction (for city addresses) and Zip Code for Service of Process. Providing incorrect information will delay Service or result in the Sheriff’s Office being unable to complete Service.
Tip 3: The more information provided about the Individual or the type of property will increase the chance of successful Service of Process. Please include any information that may affect Officer Safety, such as known dangerous animals on the premises or suspected criminal behavior.
|WHAT ARE THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE HOURS FOR SERVICE OF PROCESS?|
The Sheriff’s Office attempts Service of Process seven (7) days a week, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m.
|TOM GREEN COUNTY CIVIL PROCESS SERVICE – FEES|
|Subpoena – Civil (issued more than five days from court date) - $85.00|
|Subpoena – Civil (issued five day or less from court date) - $100.00|
|Summons - (issued more than five days from court date) - $85.00|
|Summons - (issued five day or less from court date) - $100.00|
|Writ of Attachment - (plus $50.00 per hour per officer for each hour or part of an hour after first two hours) - $200.00|
|Writ of Garnishment - $200.00|
|Writ of Sequestration - (plus $50.00 per hour per officer for each hour or part of an hour after first two hours) - $200.00|
|Order of Sale (plus straight 5% commission) - $200.00|
|Writ of Possession - (plus $50.00 per hour per officer for each hour or part of an hour after first two hours) - $200.00|
|Forcible Entry Detainer - $85.00|
|Notice, Precepts, Show Cause - $85.00|
|Writ of Retrieval - (plus $50.00 per hour per officer for each hour or part of an hour after first two hours) - $200.00|
Other Service Fees:
Any other writ not listed - (plus $50.00 per hour per officer for each hour or part of an hour after first two hours) - $200.00
Cancellation Fee, Order of Sale or Writ of Execution- With plaintiff direction to withhold or release levy, withhold collection, cancel or recall writ without Sheriff or Constable completing collection of judgment and cost, shall include all cost and cancellation fees. (except Tax Foreclosure Orders) - $250.00
All Civil Citations - $85.00
Citation by Posting - $25.00
Citation by Publication - $85.00
Expunction (per agency) - $15.00
|Writ of Execution (Plus straight 5% commission) - $200.00|
Writ of Assistance for Repossession of an Aircraft - $500.00
Fees for Civil Process, in accordance with the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts and as approved by the commissioner’s court of Tom Green County, Texas, are EFFECTIVE January 1, 2022.
If you have additional questions, please contact the Tom Green County Sheriff’s Office at