Signed instructions directing the Sheriff to serve process or perform an
enforcement action are required. The instructions must be signed
by your attorney or by you, if you don't have an attorney. A Sheriff's
Instructions form accompanies the Information Guide for each type
of process or enforcement action. If you do not find the type of
process or enforcement action listed, you may click Sheriff's Instructions
(Miscellaneous) below for a general purpose form. The Sheriff's
Instructions form requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.
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Sheriff's Instruction (Miscellaneous) form may be used if your process
or enforcement action is not listed under PROCESS SERVICE or ENFORCEMENT.
Please telephone the serving Branch to ascertain the proper fee
deposit amount and any special requirements for service. If your
matter involves a child custody case from a court outside California,
you should telephone the Los Angeles County District Attorney, Child
Abduction Section (213 974-3931), which is specially funded and
trained to be of assistance. Also, the Sheriff only serves judicial
process and will not serve dunning or late payment notices, invoices,
letters or other non-legal documents.
for Sheriff's Instructions (Miscellaneous)