Fees / Deposit Amounts

Forms of Payment

Accepted forms of payment are:

  • Cash
  • Attorney's checks
  • Money orders
  • Checks from government agencies
  • The payee for checks and money orders is "Pierce County Sheriff's Department"

The fee deposit for service of process is $150.00. Please see the appropriate intake sheet (see "Quick Links" on the bottom right of the screen) for deposit and fee amounts for other types of actions.

Service of Process

$150 minimum fee deposit - see accepted payment forms above. When the action is completed, we will total the actual fees and issue a refund check for the amount of the deposit not used or bill you for the balance due. The Civil Unit retains the original Return of Service until the balance due is paid.

Writs of Restitution

Writs of Restitution are $85 per defendant, $5.25 for Narrows Bridge toll if applicable, $20 for Return on writ plus mileage fees. See our civil intake sheets for more information about this type of writ.

Anti-Harassment, Domestic Violence, Extreme Risk, Vulnerable Adult, Stalking or Sexual Assault Protection Orders

There is no fee to serve protection orders.

All other Actions

Access our civil intake sheets for more information about other types of court orders handled by the Sheriff's Department. Please call (253) 798-7520 or contact us with any questions about the services provided. The fees charged by the Sheriff's Department are mandated by Pierce County Code Chapter 4.56.