Sussex County Sheriff’s Office

Sussex County Sheriff’s Office
39 High Street, Newton, NJ 07860 • TEL: 973.579.0850 FAX: 973.579.7884
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Civil ProcessProcess Services

A significant responsibility of the Sussex County Sheriff’s Office involves the service of civil process. Our Civil Process Unit deploys sheriff’s officers throughout the county to handle many types of civil process which include summons and complaints, various writs, subpoenas and other orders of the court.

A sheriff’s officer will make six attempts to execute the document(s), unless otherwise instructed, at which time the item will be returned to the requestor. Additional mileage will be charged regardless of the success of the service.

If you need further information or assistance, please contact us at 973.579.0850.

Civil Process Fees

SERVICE$ Fee
Summons & Complaints ($2.00 return of service fee included; mileage additional)
Within New Jersey
First defendant24.00
Second defendant20.00
Other defendant or defendants named16.00
 
Outside of New Jersey
First defendant27.00
Second defendant20.00
Other defendant or defendants named16.00
Notary Fee5.00
 
Mileage for serving and executing process, $0.16 per milesee below
Note: Husband and wife considered as one defendant when served at the same address.
 
 
Writs ($2.00 return of service fee included; mileage additional)
Capias ad respondendum50.00
Capias ad satisfaciendum50.00
Warrant of commitment50.00
Writ of ne exeat50.00
Executing writ of possession and return50.00
Executing writ of attachment, sequestration or replevin50.00
Serving execution against goods or lands and making inventory and return50.00
 
Mileage for serving and executing process, $0.16 per milesee below
 
EXECUTION SALES$ Fee
Consummated 
Commission on sums not exceeding $5,000.006%
Commission on sums exceeding $5,000.00 on such excess4%
Minimum commission50.00
 
Settled without actual sale 
Commission on sums not exceeding $5,000.003%
Commission on sums exceeding $5,000.002%
 
Execution against wages, commissions and salaries 
Commission on sums not exceeding $5,000.006%
Commission on sums exceeding $5,000.004%
 
Statement of execution, sales and execution fees10.00
Advertising the property for sale20.00
Posting property for sale20.00
Crier of the vendue of property sales5.00
Adjournment of property sale28.00
Drawing and making a deed to a purchaser of real property75.00
Drawing and making a bill of sale to the purchaser of personal
property when required or demanded
20.00
 
Deposit for each foreclosure sale1,500.00

Mileage Fees

Mileage fees are based on mileage from the Sussex County Sheriff’s Office in Newton to the address of service. A mileage fee for at least three attempts is required at the time of request.

TOWNFEE
Andover$1.92
Augusta$1.92
Baleville$1.60
Beemerville$4.80
Bevans$4.80
Branchville$2.56
Byram$4.16
Colesville$6.40
Cranberry Lake$2.56
Crandon Lake$3.20
Culvers Lake$3.20
Flatbrookville$5.12
Forest Lake$2.56
Franklin$4.80
Fredon$1.28
Glasser$5.44
Glenwood$7.68
Greendell$2.56
Hainsville$6.08
Halsey$1.28
Hamburg$4.80
Hampton$1.28
Haney’s Mills$6.40
Highland Lakes$7.68
High Point Park$7.36
Hopatcong$5.44
Huntsville$2.24
Kemah Lake$3.20
Kittatinny Lake$4.48
Lafayette$1.60
Lake Lackawanna$3.84
Lake Lenape$1.92
Lake Neepaulin $5.12
Lake Owassa$3.20
Layton$5.12
Libertyville$5.44
McAfee$5.76
McCoy’s Corner$3.84
Middleville$2.56
Monroe$3.20
Montague$7.36
Myrtle Grove$2.24
Newton$0.00
North Church$3.84
Ogdensburg$3.84
Owen’s Station$6.40
Panorama Lake$7.68
Paulinskill Lake$1.60
Pellettown$2.88
Plumbsock$4.80
Plymouth Lake$3.20
River Styx$5.44
Ross’s Corner$1.60
Sandyston Twp$6.08
Sparta$2.56
Sparta Lake$4.48
Springdale$0.96
Stanhope$4.16
Stillwater$2.56
Stockholm$5.76
Sussex$4.48
Swartswood$1.92
Tuttle’s Corner$4.48
Tranquility$3.20
Vernon$7.04
Walpack Center$6.40
Walsh’s Corner$1.28
Wantage$4.48
Woodport$3.84
Wykertown$3.84
Yellow Frame$2.56

Required Paperwork

Summons & Complaint: the original summons plus two copies plus one copy of the complaint for each defendant being served.

Writ: the original writ with the seal plus two copies.

Subpoena, Order to Show Cause: the original order plus two copies for each defendant being served.

Payment: Cash, certified check or money order

Payable to: Sussex County Sheriff’s Office

Mailing Address:
Sussex County Sheriff’s Office
39 High Street
Newton, NJ 07860
Attn: Civil Process Unit


Sheriff Michael Strada