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. Departmental and divisional policies and procedures are consistent with New York State and court case law. These policies are designed and developed to insure the accurate, expeditious, and judicious service and execution of all matters relating to civil process.
The office is open Monday through Friday, from 9:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. and is closed weekends and legal holidays. The telephone number for the Civil Process Division is 518-885-2469 or 2470.
All fees & mileage are payable in advance. You must send the proper type and quantity of process as indicated, with the correct fees & mileage, with a letter of instruction in order for the papers to be processed. Omissions errors, illegibility, untimeliness, etc., will prevent your papers from being docketed with our office.
Full and complete addresses including zip codes are required. Acceptable forms of payment include cash, attorney check or money order/cashier’s check. Please note that personal checks are not accepted for judgment payments or otherwise. Checks should be made payable to the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office.
The Sheriff’s Office does not supply forms, nor can we complete them. There are several suppliers or publishers of legal forms available on line or consult the telephone directory.
Please Note: Evictions do not begin in the Civil Office. Please contact an Attorney, Legal Aid or the City,Town or Village Court covering the jurisdiction for your property for further instruction on how to start the Eviction process.
If you have questions you may submit them by completing and submitting the form below.