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Civil Process Unit  

The Bergen County Sheriff’s Civil Process Unit is responsible for executing Civil Summons and Complaints, Orders to Show Cause, State Grand Jury Notifications, Subpoenas and Writs, Inclusive of Replevin, Executions and Possessions. The Civil Process Division also serves legal documents for the Family Part of the Superior Court including Domestic Violence Orders, Child Support Orders and Notice of Hearings, each of which must be served personally. This unit also acts as the primary authority for the posting of Sheriff Sale Notices, wherein properties are posted for foreclosure sales as well as Sheriff Sales.

Serving Summons and Complaints is the primary responsibility of this unit. This task involves properly serving legal documents involving ongoing or pending civil legal actions. On average, the Summons and Complaints Unit recovers more than a quarter of a million dollars for the County of Bergen each year.

For information about having your documents served, call the Civil Process Unit at (201) 646-3020 or visit the BCSO's public window during regular business hours (Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM) on the second floor of the Bergen County Justice Center, 1 Court Street, Hackensack, NJ 07601.