Civil Division

 
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Apache County Sheriff’s Office – Sheriff Joseph Dedman Jr.
“Honored to Serve, Proud to Protect”

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General Information

The Civil Division of the Apache County Sheriff’s Office is responsible as mandated by the Arizona Constitution, State Statutes and Court Decree in the service, processing, and execution of all Criminal/Civil Process of the Apache County Superior Court. Additionally, the Division is responsible for the collection of delinquent Tax Bills forwarded from the County Assessor’s Office.
The service of Apache County Justice Court processes are the responsibility of the Constable elected to the justice court precinct. The Sheriff’s Office Civil Division does not routinely serve Justice Court processes.
Due to the nature of court proceedings and procedures, deputies will only serve processes Monday – Friday during hours that are authorized by statutes (excluding holidays). All processes will be served in accordance with Arizona Statutes and Arizona Rules of Civil Procedures unless otherwise directed in writing. Please allow 2-3 weeks for service.

Paperwork Guidelines

All writs must be good for at least 90 days and the listed deposits are to be made payable to Apache County Sheriff.

Writ of Restitution

Original Writ
Two (2) conformed copies of Writ
One (1) copy of the judgment
Writ must not be issued until five (5) days after judgment date
Writ must contain property location/address and list all defendants/occupants
Deposit of $500.00 must accompany paperwork

Writ of General Execution

Original Writ
Two (2) conformed copies of Writ
One (1) copy of the judgment
Writ must not be issued until five (5) days after judgment date
Writ must contain judgment date, judgment amounts and list of all defendants
Deposit of $500.00 must accompany paperwork

Writ of Special Execution

Original Writ
Two (2) conformed copies of Writ
One (1) copy of the judgment
Writ must contain judgment date, judgment amount (if any) and must list the specific property that is to be executed against.
Writ must command the Sheriff to either seize and sell or seize and turn possession over to plaintiff
Deposit of $500.00 (personal property) or $500.00 (real property) must accompany paperwork

Writ of Attachment

Original Writ
One (1) copy of Writ for Sheriff’s file
Service copies of Writ for however many services you have (i.e. 3 services = 3 additional copies)
Original Attachment Bond (actual value of the property) OR a Cash Bond (actual value of property) in certified funds made payable to Apache County Sheriff
Copies of Attachment Bond (One (1) for Sheriff’s file plus copies for service)
Original Indemnity Bond for the Sheriff’s Office(actual value of the property)
Copies of Indemnity Bond (One (1) for Sheriff’s file)
If against real property, the Writ must contain the legal description as well as the common address of the property to be attached
If against personal property, the Writ must describe the specific property or list a monetary amount to attach
Deposit of $500.00 must accompany paperwork

Writ of Replevin

Original Writ and/or Order
One (1) copy of Writ/Order for Sheriff’s file
Service copies of Writ/Order for service (i.e. 3 services = 3 additional copies)
Original Replevin Bond (made payable to defendant for double the value of the property) OR a Cash Bond (double the value of the property) in certified funds made payable to Apache County Sheriff
Copies of Replevin Bond (One (1) for Sheriff’s file plus copies for service)
If the Writ/Order is “without notice”, we will also require the Original Summons and Original Notices along with the service copies of the Summons, Notices, Complaint, Application, Certificate, etc. (Copies of all additional paperwork that needs to be served)
The Writ/Order must also list the specific property we are to replevin as well as the property serial numbers, vins, etc.
Deposit of $500.00 must accompany paperwork
Summons & Complaints
One (1) copy of Summons for Sheriff’s file
Service copies of Summons and Complaint (i.e. 3 services = 3 additional copies)
Deposit of $500.00 must accompany paperwork OR a certified copy of the waiver/deferral issued by the court waiving or deferring service fees by Sheriff.

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