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The fees for getting civil process served by the Lancaster County Sheriff can vary. Please refer to the fee schedule (PDF) on the Civil Division page. Please assess your correct situation to determine which fee block you are in. Please note that fees may differ based upon the location of the Court where the paper has been filed and based upon the service address due to mileage charges.
The eviction process is a court endeavor that must be followed exactly for it to be considered legal through the Nebraska court system. The process is explained on the eviction policy page.
On the Civil Division Page, you may enter your docket and page number assigned by the court in the boxes. By doing so, you will be taken to a new window where it will bring up your court document and the letter assignment of its service. If there is no letter assigned, it has yet to be returned, and is not yet served. There is a key above the paper information that will tell you what each letter stands for.
Pay for Civil Process online through Lexis Nexis.
For any information regarding distress warrants, please visit the distress warrant page. This will inform you of what a distress warrant is. Payment of a distress warrant may be mailed or brought personally to the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office at 575 S 10th Street. It should be sent/brought to the Civil Division, located on the first floor of the Justice and Law Enforcement Center.
The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office holds Sheriff Sales on Thursdays at 2 p.m. in the exit foyer of the Justice and Law Enforcement Center. All of our sales are advertised for four consecutive weeks in The Daily Reporter, a weekly circular that contains all legal notices and sales. If interested in a subscription, you may contact The Daily Reporter at 402-466-8521. Or, we now have the Sheriff Sale listings posted on our website.
It should be noted that if you hear or know of a sale to be held at any other time than a Thursday at 2 p.m, it is not a Sheriff Sale and we are unable to assist you in any inquiries regarding them. If you should have inquiries regarding a Sheriff Sale, you may contact the Civil Division at 402-441-7724. All sales may be canceled up to the time of the sale.
Protection Orders are available through the County Sheriff. View the Protection Orders page for more information.
Time of service of papers varies. Each paper has statute limits on how long we have to make attempts and how many we must make. The deputy that is assigned to your paper will make as many diligent attempts as necessary in order to achieve service or enough information regarding whether the to-be served party currently resides at the provided address or if they may be avoiding service.
Orange notification cards are left at their residence upon each attempt with the Civil Department phone number and a reference paper number. This gives the to-be served party the opportunity to make arrangements for service for delivery or to pick it up at the Sheriff’s Office. Each paper is considered important and will be treated with respect and diligence. You may use this website to Inquire on your paper’s service by clicking on the “information” link and entering your court docket and page number.
Unfortunately, the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is unable to assist you. We are more than happy to assist you with the process the Sheriff’s Office is involved with and service of the required paperwork, but we are not attorneys and therefore are prohibited from giving legal advice or assistance. It has been suggested that use of the internet or law library may be useful to one that is wishing to proceed with the process without an attorney.
An execution is a legal judgment handed down from the court. These may follow a civil judgment or a small claims judgment. One must file for the execution in the courts, and pay for its service with our Civil Division. The cost of service of an Execution is equal to that of normal paper service, but an execution may be used for levy on personal property to gain restitution on a monetary judgment. Levy fees are as follows: