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About the Civil Unit

The Civil Unit is responsible for the service of civil processes

These processes include, but are not limited to:

  • Writ of Restitutions / Evictions
  • Protection Orders
  • Subpoenas
  • Summons
  • Citations
  • Small Claims
  • Garnishments
  • Sheriff Sales

The Civil Unit receives approximately 300 civil process papers/orders per month.

A fee is charged for the Sheriff’s Office to complete the process, per C.R.S. 30-1-104.

Photograph of lobby of the Mesa County Sheriff's Office building Civil window with office area visible in the background

Process information

General information sheet

Complete and include any documents submitted to the Civil Unit.

Civil Process - General Information Sheet (Revised 2020)

Civil service fees

  • Fees are due at the time of service.
  • If you are due a refund, it will be received within 3-4 weeks from the Mesa County Treasurer’s Office.

Civil Service Fees (Revised 2020)


  • Cash
  • Check or certified funds (make checks payable to Mesa County Sheriff’s Office)
  • Credit card with an additional fee

Available services

Sheriff sales

Contact the Civil Unit at 970-244-3521 for information.


Contact the Public Trustee’s Office:

Call 970-254-4180 or visit the Public Trustee website.


Contact information


9:00 am – 4:00 pm:  Monday - Friday (excluding holidays)

Phone numbers

Direct: (970) 244-3521 

Fax: (970) 244-3511 (Attn: Civil)

Mailing address

Mesa County Sheriff’s Office
Attn: Civil
PO Box 20,000-5016
Grand Junction, CO 81502


215 Rice Street
Grand Junction, CO 81501

Frequently asked questions

How do I start the civil process?

All forms to initiate a civil process can be obtained from County Court Clerk’s Office: 


Mesa County Justice Center

125 North Spruce Street

Grand Junction, CO 81501

Call: 970-257-3640

What does it cost to serve civil papers?

Civil Service Fees (Revised 2020)

What type of information is needed to serve civil papers?

Payment in full is required before processing and service attempts will be made.

  • Name of person or business to be served
  • Address
  • Phone number
  • Date of birth
  • Physical description of the person
  • Employer information of the person to be served including address and phone number
  • Any other information that will assist us in getting the person/ business served
  • Name, mailing address and phone number of the person/business having papers served