Administrative Operations

As a New York State Sheriff’s Association accredited agency, the main function of the Civil Process Division is to serve and enforce legal civil processes. The staff members in the Civil Process Division– Administrative Operations Section are responsible for receiving, reviewing and collecting appropriate fees for all Civil Process paperwork requiring service by a Deputy, including Income Executions.

***The staff of the Civil Process Division can only advise and inform parties as to those procedures and rules related to the Sheriff’s specific duties and is not authorized to provide forms, legal advice or assistance in completing any forms. If you need legal advice or assistance regarding a Civil matter, we recommend that you contact an attorney.

To process all cases sent to the Civil Process Division:

  1. Include a completed “Personal Service Information Form”.  In lieu of this form you may submit a cover letter explaining what papers are being served, to include the complete contact information including phone number of the Plaintiff or the Attorney for the Plaintiff. 
  2. Please provide the appropriate number of copies along with the paperwork and fees. 

Send correspondence to:
Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office
Civil Process Division
407 S. State Street
Syracuse, NY 13202

Please be sure that the service fee and the mileage fee are associated with the address where the papers are being served.

Regular hours of operation for the Civil Process Division are:
Monday – Friday from 8:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday and Sunday – CLOSED


Summer hours from the first Monday in July – Labor Day are:
Monday – Friday from 8:00am – 4:00pm
Saturday and Sunday – CLOSED


We are closed on legal holidays which include New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Washington’s/Presidents Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, the day after Thanksgiving and Christmas.

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