Process Service


 Process Service

Process Service

The Office of the Sheriff, by State Statute, is responsible for the service of legal process in Milwaukee County. Deputy Sheriff's are assigned to the Process Division and are responsible for the timely service of subpoenas, restraining orders, injunctions, summons and complaints and a number of other legal documents.

To begin process service, send double copies (original + copy) of all legal documents to: Office of the Sheriff - Cashiers

                 821 W. State Street

                 Safety Building Rm 102

                 Milwaukee, WI 53233

                 Phone 414-278-5030   

                 Fax: 414-223-1870

Papers can be processed M-F 8:00 am – 4:00 pm at the cashiers window. A status of indigent report is required to waive the service fee.


***Effective Monday, April 18, 2011, the service fee for most general civil process papers has changed to $60.00, which will cover up to the first three (3) attempts. Additional attempts beyond the first three (3) will be charged at a rate of $35.00 per each additional attempt.***


For questions specific to your case, please call the Process desk at 414-278-5030.




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