Our Court Security and Transportation Divisions are not the only
ones that felt the impact of the increase in the Court
workload. Our Civil Division continues to provide services
of all forms of civil process, not only for those Courts in
Hillsborough County and New Hampshire, but also service to
Hillsborough County residents from Courts all over the Country.
Continuing increases in the number of Domestic Violence and
other types of emergency restraining orders, including court
ordered transfers of physical custody of children, remain a
growing part of the focus of the Civil Division. The
emergency nature of these orders places an increased demand on
the limited resources of the Civil Division, and the volatile
nature of the orders, and the situations surrounding them,
increases the risk to the lives and safety of the deputies, the
litigants and the general public.
The Sheriff's Office not only affects these services, but also
provides a neutral, professional presence to ensure the safety
of all involved, while preserving the rights of all parties
The Civil Division also handles civil bench warrants issued by
the District Courts. These warrants range from non-payment
of civil judgments, to failing to appear for court hearings.
Each year as I prepare to write this report I stand in awe of
the work done by the Civil Division. In addition to the
emergency orders, the Civil Division also services small claims
notices, divorce papers, landlord and tenant issues, including
restraining orders and evictions.
In fact, almost all civil
proceedings in court, at one time or another will generate some
form of notice or order that must be served by the Sheriff's
Office. The Deputies of the Civil Division are responsible
for the efficient service of each and every one to these.
Civil Process: (603) 627-5610