Denver Sheriff Department

Civil Process Services

The mission of the Denver Sheriff Department Civil Division is to provide quality customer service in the processing and execution of civil process. The duties of the Civil Division are widely varied.
They include, but are not limited to:

  • Service of civil process
  • Sale of real and personal property under court order
  • Execution of court ordered evictions

Information regarding whom is to be served and where they may be located will be provided by the person requesting service. Any additional information provided is helpful. Examples of additional information: age, place of employment, best time to serve, vehicle description, and physical description. This information should be provided on a DSD Service Information Form.

Although this office is prohibited from giving legal advice, the Civil Division strives to provide all possible assistance within those constraints.

What you need for service

Pre-payment of fees is required. You may request a billing account if you are a Colorado licensed attorney or collection agency and have a principle office located in Colorado. Payment can be made by check or money order payable to The Denver Sheriff Department.
Check the amount owed on the fees list.

What we provide to you

You will receive a return of service. This will notify you if the service was successful and will serve as proof of service to the court. The Return of Service will tell you the name of the person served, the date and time of service and the address where service occurred.
If the service was unsuccessful the Return of Service will provide an explanation such as: moved, no such address, address not in Denver, etc. If the service was unsuccessful you may be due a partial refund. You will receive the refund approximately 4 to 6 weeks after you receive the Return of Service. This refund is mailed directly from the Auditor's Office.

  • Contact the Civil Division

    201 W. Colfax Ave.
    1st Floor Atrium
    Denver, Colorado 80202
    (720) 865-9556

    Hours of operation:
    Monday- Friday
    8:00am to 4:30pm
    Closed on weekends and all legal holidays

    Please send all papers for service, payment and the civil process information to:
    201 W. Colfax Ave.
    1st Floor Atrium
    Denver, Colorado 80202