Civil Processing

Effective January 1, 2024: The Civil Division requires an original Letter of instructions which is a mandatory judicial counsel form number SER-001 complete with physical address where service is to be made and signed by the Plaintiff or his/her Attorney, the appropriate amount of copies of the documents to be served and fees for service. If the requested service has a writ issued by the court associated with the service then the mandatory attached SER-001A is also required. A copy of a court ordered fee waiver will be accepted in lieu of fees. 

General Information:

The Civil Division WILL NOT and is prohibited from providing any type of legal advice. Please be aware that only an attorney is allowed to give legal advice, not the Sheriff. The Civil Division cannot recommend attorneys or attorney services.

  • Civil Processing will be accepted at the new Business Office located at 5284 Hwy 49 N in Mariposa. 
  • The office is open Monday - Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • For any questions or concerns, please contact us at 209-966-3615 ext. 2231 or email us at

All requested services can be mailed to:   Mariposa County Sheriff's Office P.O. Box 276  Mariposa, CA 95338                                                                      

  • Persons can drop off civil papers directly to the office or in our drop box for after hours. Civil processes with incomplete instructions or lack of proper payment will not be processed until the errors are corrected. 
  • All fees are paid per service - If you have two defendants that need to be served, that equals two services, even if they are at the same address. 
  • Each persons being served must have their own copies of documents provided. Please make sure you include a valid contact number with your instructions.