The legal action notice may be in the form of a variety of legal documents, and must be served in accordance with the Code of Virginia. Some of the legal notices are capias, detinue summons/warrants, fieri-facia (writ), garnishment summons, show cause summons, witness summons, and protective orders.
For information concerning the Chesapeake Sheriffâ€™s Office Civil Enforcement Division or if you have questions concerning service of legal documents please call 757-382-6858.
CIVIL ENFORCEMENT DIVISION SHERIFF FEES
Note: There is no fee for serving a Preliminary Protective Order or Protection Order
Advertising for a sheriff sale 75.00
Any out of state service 80.00 per defendant or
per address of service
These are just a few of the many documents that The Civil Enforcement Division serves.
The Sheriff fees for service are $12.00 per person on most documents.
- Capias (only delivered by sheriff)
- Confession of Judgment
- Joint account Summons
- Motion for Judgment
- Motion to Rehear
- Show Causes
- Subpoena Duces Tecum
- Subpoena for Witness
- Third Party Claims
- Unlawful Detainer
- Warrant in Debt
- Warrant in Detinue
- 72 hour vacate notice
Additional Documents that are a higher service fee:
Sheriff Fee on Garnishment Summons is $12.00 for defendant and $12.00 for garnishee
Interrogatory Summons $24.00
Notice of Lien
$24.00 ($12 defendant service fee/$12 bank)
$12.00 for each additional person
Writ of Possession in Detinue $25.00 per case
Writ of Possession in Unlawful Detainer $25.00 per case
Writ of Fieri Facias $25.00