Civil Process Unit


The Iredell County Sheriff’s Office is responsible for the service of all Civil Process Papers within Iredell County. These processes include:

  • Attachments
  • Child Custody Orders
  • Civil Orders for Arrest
  • Civil Summons
  • Claim and Deliveries
  • No Contact Orders 50(c)
  • Juvenile Summons
  • Magistrate Summons
  • Tax Warrants
  • Writs for Possession (real and personal property)
  • Writs of Executions (enforcement of money judgments)

The Civil Division is comprised of 10 deputies who are responsible for the Process Service. The division works primarily during business hours but  has deputies on duty in the evening and weekends. The division is divided into three units. A lieutenant and sergeant, and four deputies are dedicated to process service. Two deputies are dedicated to Child Support Warrants and Summons. Two deputies serve Writs of Execution and Tax Warrants. The division works hand in hand with other agencies in Iredell County to include the Clerk's Office, Department of Social Services and the Iredell County Tax Office. Approximately 22,000 civil papers are entered and served by the Civil Process Unit each year.


Papers must be received within 15 working days prior to the court date. Faxed copies are served only in case of an emergency. All papers must be dated, signed, and have a file number listed.  Papers must list a physical address for the defendant.


Find more information on those who work in this division in our staff directory.

Service Fees

       Service Fee Checks should be made out to the Iredell County Sheriff's Office

  • $30 for in-state papers (paid at the Iredell County Sheriff's Office)
  • $50 for out-of-state papers (paid at the Iredell County Sheriff's Office)

Payments accepted are: 

  • Cash
  • Cashier's Check
  • Money Order
  • VISA/ Mastercard

No personal checks please. Cashier's checks should be made payable to the Iredell County Sheriff's Office.

We can not serve a post office box.

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