Civil Process

About the Division


The Civil/Court Security Division is located at the York County/City of Poquoson Courthouse. The division is composed of 1 Captain, 1 lieutenant, 2 sergeants/chief bailiffs, 3 civil process deputies, 10 courthouse/security deputies and 1 secretary. The duties of these deputies are divided into 2 distinctive areas of responsibility, courthouse security and civil process.

Civil Process Responsibilities


The 3 civil process deputies are responsible for serving civil papers such as subpoenas, writs, show causes, garnishments, summons, and warrants in debt throughout the County of York and for the City of Poquoson. They also execute evictions, levy on property and assist the road deputies responding to calls when needed.

The civil process secretary is responsible for entering and tracking all civil process paperwork that is entered onto a computer. The secretary also coordinates with the Clerk of the Circuit Court on subpoenaing citizens of York County and of the City of Poquoson for jury duty.

The civil process division averages serving over 20,000 civil papers each year. Each paper must be served and returned for documentation of proper service, and returned to the origin of origination. For information regarding a civil paper you may reach the York-Poquoson Sheriff's Office Civil Division by phone at 757-890-4190.