Sheriff's Department
 

Civil Process

The Office of the Sheriff, by state statute, is responsible for the service of legal process in Milwaukee County. Deputy sheriffs are assigned to the Process Division and are responsible for the timely service of subpoenas, restraining orders, injunctions, summons and complaints and other legal documents. Papers and other process service including evictions can be processed in person or by mail.

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

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  How do I get a restraining order?

The process begins by getting the order from the courts. That process begins in the Courthouse room G-1. They will direct you through the court process. Learn how to make your restraining order work for you.

  How do I get court paperwork served on somebody?

Once you have all the correct documents from the court, and you want the Sheriff's Office to serve the papers, come to the Safety Building room 102, windows 3-5.

  Does it cost to serve papers?

Yes.

All legal papers, (T.R.O., Harassment): $75

Evictions/Foreclosures: $175 (includes a $55 process fee)

Eviction hourly rate: $60 (per deputy sheriff, maximum 2)

Evictions/Foreclosures: Return without Service: $85

Writ of Replevin: $150

Execution of Property: $75

The service fee for most general civil process papers will cover up to the first three attempts.

  How do I get a tenant evicted?

The process begins with the court system. Once you have received the proper court paperwork, come to the Safety Building Room 102 window 6.

By Mail

To begin process service, send the original and one copy of all legal documents along with the required fee (check or money order) and a self-addressed, stamped return envelope to:

Office of the Sheriff - Civil Process Cashiers
821 W. State Street Safety Building Rm 102
Milwaukee, WI 53233

Telephone: (414) 278-5030

Fax: (414) 223-1870

In Person  

Evictions Process 

Hours: Monday through Friday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Evictions are handled at window 6, Safety Building Room 102.

Civil Process

Hours of operation: Monday through Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Papers are handled at windows 3 through 5, Safety Building Room 102.

A status of indigent report is required to waive the service fee.

For more information call (414) 278-4443.

Fees

All legal papers, (T.R.O., Harassment): $75

Evictions/Foreclosures: $175 (includes a $55 process fee)

Eviction hourly rate: $60 (per deputy sheriff, maximum 2)

Evictions/Foreclosures: Return without Service: $85

Writ of Replevin: $150

Execution of Property: $75

The service fee for most general civil process papers will cover up to the first three attempts.

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MILWAUKEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

821 W. State St., Room 107
Milwaukee, WI 53233

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