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



The Services and Fee Schedule is listed as follows:

Effective Jan. 1, 2024                Fees*

Tulare County Sheriff's Office Civil Fee Schedule

All Service of Process-Per Document (California Courts)

$50.00 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)

$50.00 per person served

Bank Levies, Third Party Levies


Bank Levy (Fee to Open Safe Deposit Box)


Civil Warrants   FTA-  Orders for Examination

All other civil bench warrants including the “1993”



Earnings Withholding Orders (Wage Garnishments)




Keeper Levy (Initial Deposit) 8 hours

$300.00 (currently unavailable)

Keeper Levy (Subsequent Levies)

$500.00 (currently unavailable)

Levies (Personal and Real Property)

Fee Varies by Type

Personal Property Vehicle Levy (Initial Deposit)


Till Tap


                                  Copy Fees                                               $1.25/page

The Sheriff is entitled to his copy fees whether or not the service is completed. (CA Govt. Code 26738).  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).

The Tulare County Sheriff's Civil Unit accepts the following forms of payment for service of fees:

Cash, Credit Cards (Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Debit Cards), certified cashier's checks, money orders, business checks, court-granted fee waiver (FW-003).