The State of Alabama confers on the Sheriff the duty of executing civil service. The purpose of service is to inform the defendant of the action filed against them. The civil process consists of subpoenas, evictions, garnishments, divorce papers, small claims, writs and executions, protection from abuse orders and various other civil process, as well as probate matters such as mental commitments. Sheriff's sales are also conducted by the Civil Division. The deputies assigned to the Civil Division are full time sworn officers and carry out other routine duties in addition to civil process. They are assigned specific areas within the county. These documents must be served in a timely manner and will in many cases require a response from the defendant back to the court. Some civil process will come from other jurisdictions, both in state and out of state. The administrative support staff in the Sheriff's Office performs the data entry once received by the Courts.
If you are a resident of another state and need documents served in our county, please forward to us the document you need served and any special affidavit you may require. Cost for out-of-state service is $50.00 and we accept a certified check or money order made out to Sheriff Billy J. Murray.
Mail to: St. Clair County Sheriff's Office 48 6th St. Ashville, AL 35953 or 1610 Cogswell Ave. Pell City, AL 35125 c/o civil process