INSTRUCTIONS

Please send paperwork to the following address:

Lewis and Clark County Sheriff's Office

ATTN: CIVIL DIVISION

221 Breckenridge

Helena, MT 59601

The Lewis & Clark County Sheriff's Office will assist in the countywide service of Civil Papers, Protective Orders, Abandoned Vehicles, Executions, State of Montana Child Support Enforcement Services, Tax collection and tax property sales.   

                        CIVIL SERVICE FEES/FEE SCHEDULE

THESE FEES MUST BE PAID IN ADVANCE.  The Sheriff's Office will not serve any papers unless accompanied by the paid fee in cash, check or money order.  

Example:  A civil paper to be served upon one person = $65.00

Example:  A civil paper to be served upon two individuals (even if they live at the same address) = $130.00  

Example:  A civil paper to be served upon one person as an individual and that same person  as an agent for a certain business is considered two (2) separate services.  Total = $130.00 

Persons who are unable to pay service fees must submit a PAUPERS AFFIDAVIT/WAIVER in order to have service made without charge. Those papers may be obtained from the Clerk of Court and must be first approved through the Court.

THERE ARE NO REFUNDS FOR RETURNING DOCUMENTS WITHOUT SERVICE AT THE REQUEST OF A PLANTIFF OR PLAINTIFF'S ATTORNEY AFTER THEY HAVE BEEN PROCESSED.

The Lewis & Clark County Sheriff's Office will attempt each service as soon as they possibly can.