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Civil FAQs

    Frequently Asked Questions
  1. How much does it cost to get a paper served by the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office?
  2. I want to get someone out of my house/apartment. How do I evict them?
  3. I want to know if a paper I wanted served actually did get served, can I do that on this website?
  4. I have an account for service with the Sheriff’s Office. Can I find out what my balance is?
  5. I got a letter/phone call informing me that I have a distress warrant. What is it? How can I pay it off?
  6. What are the upcoming Sheriff’s Sales to be held?
  7. I was told to seek a protection order. What is it? Where can I go to get one?
  8. How long does it take for a paper to actually get served?
  9. I understand the steps of an eviction, but I don’t want to use an attorney. How do I file for an eviction by myself?
  10. I need to get an execution on a person/company. What exactly does that entail? How long does it take? Does it cost more than a regular service?


    Answers
  1. How much does it cost to get a paper served by the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office?

  2. I want to get someone out of my house/apartment. How do I evict them?

  3. I want to know if a paper I wanted served actually did get served, can I do that on this website?
    • By clicking on the “information” link from the civil menu on the webpage, it will navigate you to a civil process inquiry. You may enter your docket and page number assigned by the court in the boxes. By doing so, you will be taken to a new window where it will bring up your court document and the letter assignment of its service. If there is no letter assigned, it has yet to be returned, and is not yet served. There is a key above the paper information that will tell you what each letter stands for.

  4. I have an account for service with the Sheriff’s Office. Can I find out what my balance is?
    • By clicking on the “information” link from the civil menu of the webpage, it will navigate you to an attorney balance inquiry. You may enter your account number with the Sheriff’s Office Accounting Department into the search box. From that box, it will take you to your personal account balance. If you are unsure what your account number is, you may refer to your emailed account statement, or contact the LSO Civil Department at 402-441-7724 to inquire.

  5. I got a letter/phone call informing me that I have a distress warrant. What is it? How can I pay it off?

  6. What are the upcoming Sheriff’s Sales to be held?

  7. I was told to seek a protection order. What is it? Where can I go to get one?

  8. How long does it take for a paper to actually get served?
    • Time of service of papers varies. Each paper has statute limits on how long we have to make attempts and how many we must make. The deputy that is assigned to your paper will make as many diligent attempts as necessary in order to achieve service or enough information regarding whether the to-be served party currently resides at the provided address or if they may be avoiding service. Orange notification cards are left at their residence upon each attempt with the Civil Department phone number and a reference paper number. This gives the to-be served party the opportunity to make arrangements for service for delivery or to pick it up at the Sheriff’s Office. Each paper is considered important and will be treated with respect and diligence. You may use this website to Inquire on your paper’s service by clicking on the “information” link and entering your court docket and page number.

  9. I understand the steps of an eviction, but I don’t want to use an attorney. How do I file for an eviction by myself?

  10. I need to get an execution on a person/company. What exactly does that entail? How long does it take? Does it cost more than a regular service?
    • An execution is a legal judgment handed down from the court. These may follow a civil judgment or a small claims judgment. One must file for the execution in the courts, and pay for its service with our Civil Division. The cost of service of an Execution is equal to that of normal paper service, but an execution may be used for levy on personal property to gain restitution on a monetary judgment. Levy fees are as follows:
      • Execution deposit for levy on a vehicle- $500.00
        -this amount covers the cost of towing and storage of the vehicle, as well as its advertisement for Sheriff Sale.
      • Execution deposit for levy on real estate -$125.00
        -this amount covers the cost of levy and sale advertisement for Sheriff Sale.
      • Some situations may vary and should be discussed and verified with the Civil Division Sergeant.

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