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.

General Process Services
 

Order to Show Cause

 The service fee for a Order to Show Cause is $40.00 per person/entity to be served.  Please make checks payable by check to BCSO (Butte County Sheriff’s Office) or we accept cash [in person only].

 Along with the service fee please include a Letter of Instruction, all LOI’s must have an original “wet” signature of the Plaintiff or Attorney for Plaintiff, if represented, and one (1) copy of service documents.

 These documents must be served 16 court days prior to the hearing (unless court Ordered Shortening Time).  Please get your service documents to us in enough time to allow the Sheriff’s office to make service attempts (add 5 calendar days for our service attempts and if mailing please add an additional 3 calendar days).


Plaintiff’s Claim & Order to Defendant to go to Small Claims Court

 Click here for Information for the Small Claims Plaintiff form sc100info.pdf

Click this link for the form: Plaintiff’s Claim & Order to Defendant to go to Small Claims Court [Form SC-100] sc100.pdf

 Service fee is $40.00 per person or entity we are serving.  Please make checks payable by check to BCSO (Butte County Sheriff’s Office) or we accept cash [in person only].

 For serve we need a Letter of Instruction, all LOI’s must have an original “wet” signature of the Plaintiff or Attorney for Plaintiff, if represented, and one (2) copy of service documents.

 You must provide 2 copies per person or entity we are serving as this service can be Sub-served on the 1st attempt.

 We must serve 21 days prior to court date, allow the Sheriff’s office additional 5 days for our service attempts and if mailing please add an additional 5 days (a good 30 days total).

 

Request for Order

 The service fee for a Request for Order is $40.00 per person/entity to be served.  Please make checks payable by check to BCSO (Butte County Sheriff’s Office) or we accept cash [in person only].

 Along with the service fee please include a Letter of Instruction, all LOI’s must have an original “wet” signature of the Plaintiff or Attorney for Plaintiff, if represented, and one (1) copy of service documents.

These documents must be served 16 court days prior to the hearing (unless court Ordered Shortening Time).  Please get your service documents to us in enough time to allow the Sheriff’s office to make service attempts (add 5 calendar days for our service attempts and if mailing please add an additional 3 calendar days).


Summons & Complaint Services

 The service fee for a Summons & Complaint is $40.00 per person/entity to be served.  Please make checks payable by check to BCSO (Butte County Sheriff’s Office) or we accept cash [in person only].

 Along with the service fee please include a Letter of Instruction, all LOI’s must have an original “wet” signature of the Plaintiff or Attorney for Plaintiff, if represented, and two (2) copies of service documents.

  You must provide 2 copies per person we are serving as this service can be Sub-served on the 3rdt attempt.


Summons & Petition Services

 The service fee for a Summons & Petition is $40.00 per person to be served.  Please make checks payable by check to BCSO (Butte County Sheriff’s Office) or we accept cash [in person only].

 Along with the service fee please include a Letter of Instruction, all LOI’s must have an original “wet” signature of the Plaintiff or Attorney for Plaintiff, if represented, and two (2) copies of service documents. 

 You must provide 2 copies per person we are serving as this service can be Sub-served on the 3rdt attempt. 

 

Temporary Restraining Order ~ Domestic Violence / Civil Harassment / Elder or Dependant Adult Abuse 

There is NO Fee for the Sheriff to serve Temporary Restraining Orders

For serve we need a Letter of Instruction, all LOI’s must have an original “wet” signature of the Plaintiff or Attorney for Plaintiff, if represented, and one (1) copy of service documents.

Please read through your documents for what documents you need to have served to the defendant as well as to verify if there is enough time for service of your documents, The NOH/TRO must be served at least five days before the hearing, unless shortened by the court and the Sheriff’s Office needs time for processing and to make two (2) to three (3) attempts. (If sending documents by mail, please allow additional time for us to receive the documents.) 

The Notice of Court Hearing form (DV-109 / CH-109 / EA-109) will instruct you on which forms must be served, however, in some cases you will have other, additional documents not listed, it is up to you to know which forms must be included in the service packet.

You may browse for the forms you need here Court Forms.htm, you can go to the Oroville Court Family Law Division to get the Restraining Order Packet, or you may also seek help through the Sharp Offices here in Oroville (530) 532-7015 or at the Chico location (530) 532-7024.


Generic Service Request

 The service fee for service of “judicial” documents is $40.00 per person/entity to be served. 

 

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Sheriff's Office
33 County Center Dr
Oroville, CA 95965

Chico Substation
479 E. Park Ave
Chico, CA 95928

Magalia Substation
14166 Skyway
Magalia, CA 95954

Office Hours
Monday to Friday
8:00am to 4:30pm