Civil Division

As of March 18, 2020, the health and safety of our community and staff is our primary concern.  With that in mind and in keeping with Executive Order 2020-01 to limit public contact, the Sheriff's Office will no longer be accepting the following: Paper Service (not including certain Protection Orders) , Evictions (except in extreme circumstances of violence or danger to the public), and Sheriff Sales/Court Orders. If you have any questions, please contact We apologize for any inconvenience 

The Sheriff's Office serves legal documents, performs evictions and carries out orders of the courts.

Document Service

Trained Sheriff's Office personnel review all orders to be served by the sheriff or his/her deputies to limit their liability.


The Sheriff's Office handles all of the evictions for Whatcom County. All Writs of Restitution are required to go through the Whatcom County Superior Court before they are handed in to our office.  There is a fee of $150.00 for all evictions. 

Court Orders

Types of civil court orders carried out by the Sheriff's Office include:

  • Orders of Sale
  • Writs of Execution
  • Writs of Attachment
  • Writs of Restitution
  • Writs of Replevin
  • Writs of Habeas Corpus
These duties can often include placing levies on real and personal property, a process that can result in disposing of the property at a Sheriff’s Sale.  
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