Civil Bureau

Solano County Sheriff's Office


The Sheriff is required to serve all civil process in the manner prescribed by law. The majority of procedures and laws governing the service and execution of civil process are covered in the California Code of Civil Procedure.

By statute the Civil Division provides many services to the public, which includes serving legal documents and enforcing court orders. The Civil Division collects and disburses money on levies, earning withholding orders, third party levies, till taps, automobile levies, and 8-hour keepers. The Civil Division also performs very complicated levies such as Writ of Attachments and Real Property levies.

On this website we have provided information guides and Sheriff's instructions forms for most types of civil process service and enforcement actions to better help inform you of our policies and procedures.

If you have any questions about the processes the Sheriff serves or if you want to fax us correspondence of any type, the appropriate telephone numbers are provided under the "How to Contact Us" section. Please be aware that this site is for information purposes only, not legal advice. Under no circumstances do we give legal advice. Contact an attorney if you have a legal question and need legal advice.

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Attempts have been made throughout this website to reference sources that may provide helpful information and guidance. Some assistance may be obtained by accessing the California Courts Online Self-Help website. Click here to access the self-help website For additional self-help guides and sources see the Information Sources & Self-Help section.

Effective January 1, 2024, there will be new instruction form requirements and fees as per the following:

  • CA Govt Code § 26666.10  (AB 2791), a new mandated universal instruction form will be required to initiate any service. Do not submit prior to 1/1/2024. **After 12/29/23, the Solano County Sheriff's Office Downloadable Forms will NO longer be valid or available for use.
  • CA Govt Code § 26720, 26736, 26738, 26746 (SB 564), the Sheriff fees will increase, which include the Sheriff’s debtor assessment fee. Public Fee Schedule 2024

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  • Look up existing Civil File Status using the Levying Officer File Number and Court Case Number
  • Check the status of your service documents
  • Check the status of your levy file
  • Submit your requests online for the Sheriff to serve your civil process