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Program Description

  Civil Process

The Sheriff's Office is mandated to serve all civil processes as directed by the Courts or private litigants and file returns to the Court. These papers include summonses, subpoenas, failure-to-pay rent notices, and other court documents. The Civil Process function is supported by deputies, who research and serve papers, and by administrative staff, who maintain the tracking process. The Sheriff's Office also executes court-ordered attachments, personal and real property seizures, and replevins (a civil action to recover property wrongfully held). As a final step in resolution of a court judgment, the Sheriff's Office conducts sales of seized or attached property. In the case of evictions, the Sheriff's Office restores real property to property owners by evicting tenants and their possessions as directed by the Court. When appropriate, tenants are referred to human service agencies.

Program Contacts

Contact Mary Lou Wirdzek of the Sheriff's Office at 240.777.7078 or Richard H. Harris of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2795 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.


Program Budget Changes

FY19 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY18 Approved268948626.14
Increase Cost: FY19 Child Support Grant Increase148800.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.-170751-2.00
FY19 Approved253361524.14