Sacto 9-1-1
November 28, 2011
Sheriff's Department adds online link to civil case information

The Sacramento County Sheriff's Department's Civil Bureau has established a new link on the department's public website that allows people to access information regarding civil cases.

The Civil Bureau deals with the civil process, serving summons and complaints, small claims documents for civil lawsuits, restraining orders, bench warrants, evictions and other notices or orders from the courts.

It also handles levy on wages, bank accounts, vehicles or other assets in cases involving judgments against a debtor.

Information available online includes:

• Involved parties and court information

• Basic case information and current status

• Writ details, amounts and interest rates

• Sheriff's fees and deposits information

• Service details, including dates and current status

• Debtor payments and disbursement summary

To obtain this information, an individual will need the sheriff's levy file number and the court case number, then go to

For more information about the Civil Bureau, call (916) 875-2665, or see the website at and click on the Civil Bureau link.

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