The Civil Division is a state mandated service of the Sheriff's Office. Its purpose and function is to serve and execute the various legal processes issued not only by and for the several non-criminal courts of the state and its subdivisions, but also for the legal community and the general public.
These judicial process documents originate from the courts, governmental agencies and private attorneys in Alabama and throughout the United States and include:
- summonses, complaints and subpoenas
- writs of possession for real estate
- injunctions for protection against domestic violence
- writs of garnishment
- arrest orders/writs of bodily attachment
Deputy Sheriffs are public officers entrusted to perform specific duties that contribute to the administration of justice. The purpose of service of civil process is to give notice to a defendant of the commencement of a legal action or a proceeding.
The civil division consists of one clerk who processes over 9,500 civil papers annually. The patrol division is responsible for the service of these documents.
Since 2007 the Coffee County Sheriff's Office has served over 123,000 civil papers.