Civil Services

The Civil Law Division for Minidoka County handles all paper services for executions, smalls claims, subpoenas, court orders, and summons. We also handle Warrants of Distraint for the Minidoka County Tax Collector.

Paper Service

  • Subpoenas
  • Summons & Complaints
  • Writs of Execution
  • Bank Garnishments

  • Small Claims
  • Court Orders
  • Writ of Restitution
  • Writ of Assistance


  • Service and Return for all services: $60.00 (Please see the breakdown below for other specific services)
  • Civil Paper Service Fees: Upon reviewing the increasing labor rate for employees, the increasing costs of office supplies, vehicle maintenance, fuel fees, and the increasing volume of service papers received per years since 2007, the Minidoka County Sheriff's office has implemented, through resolution number 07-05 and 2017-07-24 before the Board of County Commissioners the following increases of civil service fees:
    • For serving summons and complaint                                            $30.00
    • For serving an attachment on property or levying an Execution                                                                                          $30.00
    • For making and issuing a keeper’s receipt                                    $10.00
    • For taking a bond or undertaking any case                                  $30.00
    • For copy of and making return on any Writ, process                               Or other papers served or not served where attempts                       Were made                                                                                       $30.00
    • Return of service received but not attempted and  recalled                                                                                              $20.00
    • For serving every notice, rule or order                                           $30.00
    • For making and posting notices and advertising
    • Property for sale on attachment or execution                              $15.00
    • For serving a writ of possession, assistance, or                                 Restitution that is uncontested                                                      $30.00
    • For serving a writ of possession, assistance, or                                           Restitution that is contested                                         $30.00 + deputy                                                                                     wages/hour @ location
    • Moving and Storage costs                                                      Actual costs
    • Postage Fees                                                                            Actual costs
    • For serving a subpoena for each witness summoned                 $30.00
    • For commissions for receiving and paying over money                              on execution or other process when land or personal                  property has been levied on and sold                                                                On the first $1,000.00                                                                    3.0%        On the sums above that amount                                                   2.0%    But in no case of sale or real estate shall his                                                     commission exceed the sum of                                               $100.00
    • When the amount of such sale is credited on the                                debt and no money is transferred                                               $100.00
    • For commissions for receiving and paying over                                money on execution without levy, or where land                                      or goods are not sold                                                                                        On the first $1,000.00                                                                   2.5%        Over the sum of $1,000.00                                                           2.0%       But not to exceed in any case                                                     $75.00
    • For drawing and executing a sheriff's deed                                 $20.00
    • For executing a certificate of sale, exclusive of the
    • filing and recording of same                                                           $20.00
    • For traveling to serve any summons and complaint,                                or any other process by which an action or proceeding                              is commenced, notice, rule, order, subpoena, venire,                    Attachment on property, to levy and execution, to                                  post Notice of Sale, to sell property, under execution                              or other Order of Sale, or execute an order of arrest,                               or order for the delivery of personal property, writ of                          Possession or Restitution, to hold inquest or trial or                                right of property, for each mile actually and necessarily                           traveled for the first twenty-five miles, even if                                  process is not served, the following shall be allowed,                              in going only                                                                                      $0.65
    • For copy of and making an interim return on a                           continuing garnishment to show disbursement                                          of moneys held by the Sheriff                                                          $7.00
    • Please review the bulleted items below in preparing your civil process for service by the Sheriff's Office.
  • Writs of Execution
    • Original Writ plus 3 copies
    • One (1) copy of the Order
    • Notice of Garnishment
    • Claim of Exemption Packet for the defendant
    • Instructions from Judgment Creditor
    • Envelope addressed to the defendant with sufficient postage to the mail the Exemption Packet. Make sure to include a Self Address Stamped Envelope for the Return of Service.
  • Bank Garnishments
    • Make a $5 check out to the Banking Institution
    • Original Writ plus 2 copies
    • Claim of Exemption
    • Self Addressed Stamped Envelope for the Return of Service
    Note: A signed and dated Sheriff's Letter of Instruction must be included on all service requests. One may be picked up at the Sheriff's Office.

For any questions regarding paper services, please contact the Civil Division at 208-434-2324.

Legal Questions

The Sheriff's Office cannot give out legal advice. For advice regarding civil procedures, civil claims, and landlord/tenant issues, please utilize one of the following resources: