Location/Office Hours: The Tehama County Sheriff’s Department’s Civil Office is located at 22840 Antelope Boulevard, Red Bluff, CA 96080. Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. The Civil Office serves process in all cities in Tehama County in addition to the unincorporated areas of the county. The office is closed on weekends and holidays. The public telephone number is (530) 529-7930.
Mission Statement: The mission of the Civil Office is to serve all process in a reasonable and timely manner, while maintaining an impartial position between all parties involved.
Instructions Information: All documents must be accompanied by a letter of instruction, signed and dated by the attorney of record or the plaintiff if there is no attorney. The instructions must include the name of the person to be served and the physical address where service is to be made.
A wage levy requires an application for earnings withholding order instead of a letter of instruction. The applications & forms are available in our office.
Service Requirement: For all services, we require a copy of the document, front and back, for each person to be served plus an additional copy for our file. For levies and evictions, we require the original writ of execution plus three copies, front and back. Please include more copies if you have more than one levy. All fees will be collected in advance. The appropriate fee or a fee waiver must accompany all documents.
All fees are per service. Two defendants equal two services, even if they are at the same address, therefore, you would be charged for two separate services.
Disbursement of Funds: Pursuant to California Code of Civil Procedures Section 706.026, levy monies received by the Sheriff are disbursed at least once every 15 days.
Eviction Procedure: Evictions are usually completed on Wednesdays of each week.
To complete an eviction, we require the original writ of possession plus three copies, and a letter of instruction. The letter of instructions must be signed by the attorney of record or plaintiff if there is no attorney. No one else may sign the instructions. A fee of $125.00 is required. A lockout date and time will be established at the time of receipt of the writ of possession. We will then contact you or your agent via telephone to advise you of the date and time that you are to meet us at the property to perform the eviction.
Sheriff’s Fees: The Sheriff’s Office is entitled to its fees whether or not the service is complete. We cannot guarantee that our service will always be successful (CA Govt. Code § 26736 & § 26738). All fees will be paid prior to performing any service (CA Govt. Code § 6103.2). In addition, CA Govt. Code § 26746 provides for the Sheriff a $12.00 assessment to be collected from the judgment debtor on each disbursement of money paid to a judgment creditor.
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