Powers as Officer of the Court and Process Server:

State law requires the Sheriff to attend all courts within the County including the Magistrate’s Division when ordered by a District Judge.  Some of the actions taken by the Sheriff’s office in its work for courts include the following:

  • Attaching a defendant’s property upon a writ issued by the Clerk of the Court.
  • Selling attached property to satisfy a judgment.
  • Enforcing execution of foreclosure decrees.
  • Enforcing warrants of distraint against persons delinquent in paying personal property taxes. The Sheriff may be ordered to seize the property of delinquent taxpayers, sell a sufficient amount to pay the tax, and return the proceeds to the County Tax Collector.
  • Serving all processes and notices in a manner prescribed by law.
  • Collecting delinquent income taxes on warrants issued by the State Tax Commission.
  • The Sheriff may demand and receive certain fees for providing these services.

Payette County Civil Division is responsible for executing any legal document, civil in nature issued from the Courts

Civil Office Hours
The Sheriff’s Office Civil Division is open between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday. They are closed all legal holidays.

General Information
The Sheriff’s Office requires an original and one (1) copy of all papers to be served.

Your Return of Service will be mailed to you, unless there is not enough time before your court date.  If there is not enough time before your court date, the papers will be held for you to pickup.

Attempted service of papers is based upon the information you provide.  Please include all of the information, which will assist us in successfully serving your papers.

Summons & Complaints:  This information should include physical address; physical description; age and vehicle description, etc.

Garnishments & Civil Protection Orders:  This information should include physical address; Social Security Number; physical description; age; place of employment, work hours, and vehicle description, etc.

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Payette County,
1130 3rd. Ave. N., Payette, Id. 83661

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Monday - Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM