Civil Services

The Civil Services Unit is housed in the Visalia Courthouse Building at:

221 S. Mooney Blvd. Room 102
Visalia, CA 93291

Telephone: 559-636-5090
Fax: 559-713-3794

Forms:
Plaintiff Instructions for General Use
Restraining Order Plaintiff Instructions for Temporary Restraining Orders Only (TRO)
Writ of Possession Instructions for Evictions
Sheriff Bany Levy Instructions
General Services for Processing-Spanish version

The Services and Fee Schedule is listed as follows:

Effective January 1, 2017                Fees*

Tulare County Sheriff's Office Civil Fee Schedule

All Service of Process-Per Document (California Courts)

$40.00 per person served

All Service of Process (Out of State Courts Notary Fee) *(Most out of State Proofs must be Notarized)

$15.00 per person served/per POS

All Service of Process (Out of State Courts)

$40.00 per person served

Bank Levies, Third Party Levies

$40.00

Bank Levy (Fee to Open Safe Deposit Box)

$135.00

Civil Warrants   FTA-  Orders for Examination

All other civil bench warrants including the “1993”

$50.00

$140.00

Earnings Withholding Orders (Wage Garnishments)

$35.00

Evictions

$145.00

Keeper Levy (Initial Deposit) 8 hours

$240.00

Keeper Levy (Subsequent Levies)

$400.00

Levies (Personal and Real Property)

Varies*

Personal Property Vehicle Levy (Initial Deposit)

$1,300.00

Till Tap

$100.00

The Sheriff is entitled to his fees whether or not the service is completed. (CA Govt. Code § 26736&36738).  We cannot guarantee that our service will always be successful.

All Fees must be paid prior to us performing any service (CA Govt. Code§ 6103.2).