Civil Process
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The Dodge County Sheriff's Records Department and Patrol handles the Civil Division of our office for all cities and townships within our county.  The Civil Division carries out the sheriff's statutory responsibility for the service of process and execution of writs throughout the county and in each municipality.  These judicial process documents originate from the courts, governmental agencies and private attorneys in Minnesota and throughout the United States and include:

  • summonses, complaints and subpoenas
  • writs of possession for real estate
  • injunctions for protection against domestic violence
  • writs of garnishment
  • arrest orders/writs of bodily attachment

civil-process-formsThe Civil Division also enforces levies and writs of attachment and conducts Sheriff's sales to aid in the collection of money judgments.

For information about having your documents served, call the Records Department at (507) 635-6200 (Mon-Fri), 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.) or visit the office during regular business hours (Mon-Fri), 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.) in the Sheriff’s Office located in the East end of the courthouse.

You can also reach this division by email at