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Civil Process


Civil Processing

It is the goal of the Civil Process Division to serve all received process in a reasonable and timely manner while maintaining an impartial stance between all parties involved or having an interest in a case.

A detailed case management system enables the Civil Division, employees to effectively and efficiently administer process serving and execution of civil writs.  Domestic Violence Injunctions, Notice of Evictions, Subpoenas, Writs of Execution and Distress Writs are examples of the types of process this division serves.  The overall effectiveness of the judicial system is dependent upon this division's efficient and expeditious service of these as well as many other types of civil process.

The Sheriff's Civil Division provides a cost effective, credible service and successfully serves most defendants. However, the case is civil in nature and the Sheriff cannot utilize criminal investigative tactics such as stakeouts or computer inquiries (DMV, arrest records, etc.) to serve process.

The cost for Civil Processing is $50 per person served 

You must call to make an appointment with Sheriff Wynn Meehan for all Sheriff Sales.


Concealed Weapon Permits

The Civil Department also issues concealed weapon permits.  If interested, you can obtain an application from the Dispatch/Control Center or print it from the link at the bottom of this page. Once the application is completed, an appointment can be made with Tama.  Appointments are only to be made on Wednesdays between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

You are required to complete the below application when applying for a new permit or a renewal. 


(Including your Personal Reference Questionnaires which are attached. These are required on both new permits and renewals.)


New Applicants: $50 fee

Renewal: $25 fee (within 90 days of your current permit expiration)


To print an application, please click the link below

Concealed Weapon Application

Crime Tip Hotline  406-266-3441 or submit via Email