Civil Process Information

One of the primary objectives of the Court Services Divisions is to serve all civil process papers in a timely manner. In the fiscal year 2019-2020, The Civil Process Servers served over 80,000 papers in the City of Roanoke that were issued by courts throughout the state, as well as out-of-state papers, and papers issued for service from citizens, businesses or firms. There are currently (6) Civil Process Servers working for the Sheriff's Office. 


The Roanoke City Sheriff's Office Civil Division is open Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.


Service fees for serving Civil Process are as follows:

In-state service: $12 per paper served

Out-of-state service: $75 per paper served

Fees for serving Civil Process must be paid in advance by business check or cash to the Sheriff's Office or to the appropriate Court of jurisdiction. Return of service will be forward to the appropriate Court of jurisdiction or citizen, business or firm requesting the service.

Helpful Resources

To determine if an address is located in the City of Roanoke go to Roanoke City's GIS Mapping Site or call the Civil Department at 540-853-2721.