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Civil Enforcement Unit

Chris Fisher, Captain


Office Hours:
Monday to Friday 

8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Excluding County Holidays 

The staff assigned to the Sheriff’s Civil Enforcement Unit are dedicated professionals who process, serve and enforce the orders of the Superior Court of California – Civil, Family Law, and Probate Divisions. The unit also functions as the Levying Officer in the County of San Bernardino.

The Sheriff serves all mandated civil processes including wage garnishments, evictions, levies on personal and real property, restraining orders, Civil Bench Warrants, and sheriff's sales. Our fees and processes conform to the regulations incorporated in the California Code of Civil Procedure.

Instructions to the Sheriff


All requests for services must have written instructions with an original signature by the attorney of the party, or by the party, if he/she has no attorney; as required per Civil Code 262 and 687.010. The proper instructions form must be used, and all sections on the forms must be completed to avoid unnecessary delays in the processing of your documents. These instructions must specify the name of the person to be served and the physical street address for service. The Sheriff’s Department does not conduct investigations to locate persons for service of civil process. We do not perform service on post office boxes. The Instructions must also list the name(s) of the documents to be served. This list will be reflected on the Proof of Service.

Out of State Requests


All non-enforcement processes delivered to San Bernardino County from outside the State of California will be served if the appropriate fees are filed at the time of the request for service. We do not accept out of state Fee Waiver's. If your state requires that the Return of Service be notarized, the request must be indicated on the instruction form with the appropriate fee of $10.00 per service, per person to be served.

The Court Services Civil Enforcement Unit attempts to maintain the highest accuracy of content on its website. Any errors or omissions should be reported for investigation. The Court Services Civil Enforcement Unit makes no claims, promises, or guarantees about the absolute accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the contents of its website and expressly disclaims liability for errors or omissions in the contents of this website. No warranty of any kind is given with respect to the contents of this website or its hyperlinks to other Internet resources.

The Sheriff’s Department cannot give legal advice. Legal questions should be referred to an attorney. Additional assistance may also be found on the Superior Court’s Self-help website at The information contained on these web pages shall not be construed as legal advice.

Office Locations

East Valley, West Valley, San Bernardino Mountains and Morongo Basin Areas

Sheriff’s Civil Enforcement Unit
157 W. 5th St. 3rd Floor
San Bernardino, Ca 92415-0455
(909) 387-5700
(909) 387-5630 FAX


High Desert and Needles Areas

Sheriff’s Civil Enforcement Unit
14455 Civic Drive, Suite 400
Victorville, Ca 92392
(760) 243-8757
(760) 243-8936 Fax

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