Civil Office Phone: 318-368-2510
Civil FAX: 318-368-7691
Sheriffs Office: 318-368-3124
Sheriffs Office FAX: 318-368-2728

 

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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.

Tax Collector -
Cash payments can be accepted during normal business hours only. Payments sent in by mail can be personal checks, money order or cashiers check; please include the portion of your tax statement that is needed to credit your account and put your assessment number on any form of payment.

Citations-
Citations' issued by Union Parish Sheriff's Office and the Louisiana State Police can be paid by cash during normal business hours. Payments remitted by mail must be in the form of money order or cashiers check, the original citation MUST accompany your payment. Personal Checks are NOT accepted by mail or in person for payment on citations. Call 318-368-2510 for information on fine amounts.

Court Fines-
Cash payments accepted during normal business hours only.
Personal Checks are NOT accepted by mail or in person for payment of court cost.

Processing of all -
Criminal Subpoenas
Civil Subpoenas
Restraining Orders

Seizure and Sale of movable and non-moveable property - SALE EVERY WEDNESDAY at 10 AM in the Front Lobby of the Courthouse in Farmerville. (Click link to Sheriff's Sales for details by date)

 

ADVANCE DEPOSIT FEE SCHEDULE

 

 

LOUISIANA CIVIL SERVICE PAPERS **

$ Cost

Notice

$20.00

Citation

$20.00

Motion

$20.00

Order

$20.00

Restraining Order

$35.00

Rule

$20.00

Subpoena

$20.00

Garnishment Interrogatories

$20.00

Out of Parish Writ of Seizure & Sale

$30.00

Writ of Habeus Corpus

$20.00

Writ of Attachment

$20.00

 

 

**Mileage Charge figured at $0.52 per mile per attempt

(Based on charge for one service paper and one attempt)

Location

Cost

Bernice

$36.64

Conway-Truxno

$32.48

Farmerville

$25.20

Downsville

$33.52

Haile

$43.92

Junction City

$51.20

Lillie

$40.80

Linville

$40.80

Marion

$34.56

Ouachita City

$44.96

Point

$35.60

Rocky Branch

$35.60

Sardis

$28.32

Spearsville

$37.68

Spencer

$41.84

Sterlington

$41.84

 

 

 

 

OUT OF STATE SERVICE

Per Service Paper

$50.00

 

 

EXECUTORY PROCESS

 

Writ of Sequestration

$200.00

Writ of Fifa

$750.00

Writ of Seizure & Sale

$750.00

Writ of Possession

$50.00


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.

 
© 2010 Union Parish Sheriff Robert G Buckley. All rights reserved.