Sheriff's Office

Sheriff Jerry W. SmithThe Sheriff’s Office serves all the citizens of Butte County by providing a mix of public safety and public service functions. The Sheriff’s Office provides around-the-clock law enforcement service to every region of the county. In addition to 24 hour policing, we offer Butte County citizens a full range of services including, coroner services, civil services, court security and corrections.

Eviction Process Services


You can research more on the eviction process at Department of Consumer Affairs.shtml or at the Self Help section of the California Courts

website CA Courts Self Help.htm 

Instruction for 3-Day, 30-Day or 60-Day Notice(s)

The service fee for the Notice is $40.00 and we need 2 (two) copies of the service documents.  One is for posting and one for mailing. Please make your check out to Butte County Sheriff (or we accept cash, in person only).

If you serve a 3-Day at the same time as a 30-Day/60-Day it is $40.00 for each service for a total of $80.00 (and two copies of each document).

Letter of Instruction: We MUST have the Attorney or the Plaintiff, if not represented by an attorney, original “wet” signature on the Letter of Instruction.  

Once served on your tenant(s) we will generate a Proof of Service that we mail to your address provided.  We send you a copy for your files as well as the copy you supply to the court if the tenants fail to vacate and you need to get a Summon & Complaint – Unlawful Detainer. 

 Next, if you  do require the Summons and Complaint UD documents to be served by the Sheriff’s Office:

Instructions for Summons & Complaint UD and Evictions

 Please use the same form Letter of Instruction for service of your Summons & Complain UD.

 The service fee for the Summons & Complain Unlawful Detainer is $40.00 per named person to be served and just (1) one copy of the service documents for each named person.  Please make your check out to Butte County Sheriff (or we accept cash, in person only).  Please note that if you are serving more than one party this service can be sub-served.  If you wish to allow for the subservice please include an additional set of service documents. (i.e. 2 named defendants + allow subservice = 3 sets.)

  If we will also be serving the Unnamed Occupant / DOES it is $40.00 per “all” Unnamed Occupant (or DOES) and we need (3) three copies of the service documents for the Unnamed Occupant. 

 If serving Unnamed Occupants you must also provide us with (3) three copies of the Prejudgment Claim of Right to Possession as well. You can get the Prejudgment Claim of Right to Possession here cp105.pdf if you do not have the copies.

Instructions for Evictions

 The fee for this service is $145.00, check (made payable to The Butte County Sheriff) or cash, (if delivering in person). 

 The LOI you submit must have an original signature of the Plaintiff/Landlord or Plaintiff’s Attorney, if you have one. 

 For the Eviction Service we need the Original WRIT of Execution (Possession) (Real Property) (Form EJ-130) and 2 copies along with the “LOI for Eviction” and the service fees. 

 We must receive Eviction Service prior to 3:00 pm on Wednesdays for the Eviction to take place the following Wednesday.

 The Plaintiff/Landlord or the designated Agent will be notified on the Tuesday prior to the Lockout date of the scheduled time for the Eviction.  For our deputy’s safety, please do not discuss the scheduled eviction time with the tenants. 

 You or your agent MUST be at the location of the Eviction to provide entry and take possession.  You may change the locks to prevent reentry by the defendants/tenants. 

 The Sheriff does not remove personal property.  A Restoration Notice with information regarding personal property left at the residence is provided at the time of Eviction. 

 Follow this link for the WRIT of Execution form ej130.pdf


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