Serving / Processing Papers

Serving Papers
The Sheriff’s Office charges a flat fee to serve papers. Service of Protective Orders is free of charge. The mailing address is:
205 Bedford, Suite G
Hamilton, MT 59840

Processing Papers
The Civil Clerk processes incoming papers that need to be served to people in civil court cases. These include Summons and Complaints, Subpoenas, Writs of Execution, Small Claims, Divorce papers, and Criminal Summons. The Civil Clerk is also responsible for processing and tracking Juror Summons and Protective Orders.

Processing Fees
The fees for service of process:
  • Writs of Execution: $85.00
  • Sheriff’s Sales: $225.00
  • Notarized returns add $5.00
  • All other process: $55.00 per person to be served