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Civil Division


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The Civil Division is constitutionally considered to be vital to the community. The service of income and property judgments, evictions, summons, civil warrants, subpoenas and orders of seizures are served and executed in a timely, accurate fashion with compliance to the statutory direction.

The Civil staff consists of two Civil Enforcement Deputies, two Senior Account Clerks, and a Principal Account Clerk. Civil Enforcement Deputies perform their duties fully-uniformed and operate marked patrol cars. All staff have completed Civil Training School, in addition to workshops and conferences for up-to-date law amendments. The staff is recognized for their professionalism by members of the legal and business community.

The Civil Office is located on the second floor of the Public Safety Building.
Office Hours:  Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 3:45 pm
July and August Only:  Monday through Friday 7:30 am to 2:45 pm
Follow Holiday Schedule for County Offices
Civil Office:  315-786-2718 Civil Fax: 315-786-2721
Civil Email:   civil@co.jefferson.ny.us

Please address correspondence to: 
Jefferson County Sheriffs Office
ATTN: Civil Office
753 Waterman Drive
Watertown, NY 13601

ATTN: The staff of the Civil Office is NOT authorized to provide legal advice. If you require legal services, regarding a civil matter, you should contact an attorney.  

NOTICE: Orders of Protection are NOT served through the Civil Office.

Questions regarding service of Orders of Protection should be directed to the 911 Dispatch Center.

Phone:    315-786-2601
Fax:         315-786-2775
Mail to:    Jefferson County Sheriff
                Attn: 911 Dispatch Center
                753 Waterman Drive
                Watertown, NY 13601