Civil Office Phone: 318-368-2510
Civil FAX: 318-368-7691

Sheriffs Office: 318-368-3124
Sheriffs Office FAX:  318-368-2728

CIVIL PROCESS --

Civil law enforcement is the original function of a Sheriff's office. In old England the first sheriffs were selected by the King to collect taxes and that is still a substantial part of our duties today, even though the Sheriff is an elected official.

It has been said that the law is 90 percent civil and 10 percent criminal. This is, most likely, the origin of the saying, 'possession is 9/10 of the law' because civil law does indeed deal with people's Real and Personal possessions.


Some of the Things We Do

The Union Parish Sheriff's Office has the responsibility of serving and executing court-issued documents.

Some Things We Do Not Do

The Sheriff's Office has the authority and duty to intervene in matters of a criminal nature. This is not true in civil matters. In order for the Sheriff' to become involved in anything of a civil nature, he must have a court-issued document in hand that specifies certain actions that he must take on behalf of the plaintiff. The deputies of the Union Parish Sheriff are not attorneys and as such are not able to give any legal advice. We urge anyone with legal concerns to contact an attorney.


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