Civil Division

The Erie County Sheriff’s Office Civil Division is responsible for the physical service of a wide variety of court orders, writs, executions, summons, tax liens, subpoenas and Protection From Abuse orders, among other actions.

The Civil Division staff prepares all civil complaints, summons, writs and petitions for Protection From Abuse for service. This includes executions of real estate and personal property.

All scheduling of mental health hearings is also completed through the Civil Division.

Civil Division Fees

  • Civil process Forms: $75 deposit per defendant per filing
  • Writs of execution: $300 deposit per filing

We will refund any credit due or bill you if there is a balance due.

Each service requires a completed Process Record form be mailed, along with a check, to:

Erie County Sheriff’s Office
140 West Sixth Street
Erie, PA 16501

If you have any questions about fees, please call the Sheriff’s Office at 814-451-6254814-451-6253 or 814-451-7012. The Sheriff’s Office is open Mondays through Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.