CIVIL PROCESS SERVICES
181 Parkingway
P.O. BOX 699245
Quincy, MA 02269


Ph: (781) 326-1787
Fx: (781) 326-0288
E-Mail: info@norfolkcivil.org


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The Norfolk County Sheriff’s Office Civil Process Division is a professional law enforcement agency whose responsibility is the delivery of legal services and the enforcement of civil orders in Norfolk County. Our Civil Process Office is responsible for executing court orders and the delivery of legal documents essential to the proceedings of state-wide and county civil cases.

According to Massachusetts General Law c.37, sections 11&12, the High Sheriff of the County is mandated to serve civil process. MGL c.37, section 3 empowers the Sheriff to appoint Deputy Sheriffs to perform official acts of process. In Massachusetts, as in most states, the service of process is carried out by the Sheriff, through deputies (WHY USE US?), as public ministerial offices to the judicial branch. Appointed Deputy Sheriffs are trained to properly deliver important court and non-court documents and are held to the same high standards as any law enforcement official in the Commonwealth.

The Civil Process Office also enforces judgments made by the court which include but are not limited to seizing property and selling property through a Sheriff’s Sale (WRITS & LEVIES) , garnishing wages, and facilitating Capias arrests (CAPIAS ARREST REQUEST FORM). Our Business Office staff and Deputy Sheriffs are committed to a high standard of excellence and work each and every day to improve both our delivery of service and our communication with our clients and the public we serve. We understand the importance of achieving court related deadlines and we are proficient in the application of enforcing civil actions.

Here at the Norfolk County Sheriff’s Office, we are constantly looking for ways to improve our civil process operations. In 1996, the Civil Process Office became a fully accountable public agency under the direction of the Sheriff, an agency that has always been fully dedicated to serving its county, and a valuable part of the public safety community. We are initiating new technology to service the legal community including the commencement of Deputy Sheriff services initiated and interfaced with Tablet technology in the field resulting in real time email notification of service results. The Norfolk Civil Office under the leadership of Sheriff Michael G. Bellotti is the first civil office in Massachusetts to initiate this new technology.

List of Services & Instructions

SERVICE NOTES/INSTRUCTIONS
Summons and
Complaint

 

Mail or deliver the original summons with the court seal and complaint to Norfolk Sheriff’s Office, Civil Process Division for service.  kindly include one copy of each document. The original will be forwarded back to you with a Return of Service.
Judgment Debtor Summons

 

Mail or deliver the original summons with the court seal and complaint to Norfolk County Sheriff’s Office, Civil Process Division for service. Kindly include one copy of each document. The original will be forwarded back to you with the return of service affixed.
Writ of Attachment Click here for further information
Levy on Personal Property Click here for further information
Notice to Show Cause

 

Mail or deliver the original Notice to Show Cause to the Norfolk County Sheriff's Office, Civil Process Division.  Kindly include one copy of this document. The original will be forwarded back to you with the return of service affixed. You will be responsible to return the original to the court in a timely fashion.
Notice to Quit / Evictions Click here for further information
Probate Citation

 

Because of the unique characteristics of each legal service, please contact the NSO Civil Process Office at 781-326-1787 regarding information and fees for these service.
Subpoena Click here for further information
Capias and Arrest Capias Click here for further information
Levy on Real Estate Click here for further information
Probate Summones: Divorce, Modification, etc.

 

The Probate Court issues summons with complaint for Divorce, Modification, Contempt, Paternity, Support, Visitation and other probate matters. These services require immediate attention. Please contact the Norfolk Sheriff’s Office for more information (781.326.1787).
Order of Notice

 

The Order of Notice is more often than not issued by Land Court. This document must be served 14 days prior to the hearing date. Please contact the Norfolk County Sheriff’s Office Civil Process Office to discuss appropriate service details.
Supplementary Process/Summons to Judgment Debtor

This paperwork may also be called “Notice to Show Cause” depending on the issuing court and route of action.

You will need to forward the original document to the Civil Process Office with one copy for service. This document must be served within 7 days of the hearing date. After service you will be forward the original and the appropriate return of service to return to the court.


 

 

 







Court & Legal Listings

NORFOLK COUNTY
REGISTRY OF DEEDS

649 High Street
PO Box 69
Dedham, MA 02026-0069
Ph: (781) 461-6122
Fax: (781) 326-4742

Recording Hours:
Monday - Friday 9AM - 4PM

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NORFOLK SUPERIOR COURT
650 High Street
Dedham, MA 02026
Ph: (781) 326-1600
Fax (Civil): (781) 326-3871
Fax (Criminal): (781) 320-9726
TTY: (781) 326-8064

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NORFOLK COUNTY
PROBATION OFFICE

20 Eastbrook Rd., Suite 101
Dedham 02026
Ph: (781) 326-5190
Fax: (781) 329-9438

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NORFOLK COUNTY PROBATE
AND FAMILY COURT
35 Shawmut Rd.
Canton 02021
Probation Ph: (781) 830-4320
Trial Ph: (781) 830-4355

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BROOKLINE DISTRICT COURT

360 Washington St.
Brookline 02445
Ph: (617) 232-4660
TTY: (617) 232-0880;
Fax (Probation): (617) 232-7905
Fax (clerk’s Office): (617) 739 0734
Judge’s Lobby Fax: (617) 738-9625

PROBATION OFFICE
2nd Floor
Ph: (617) 277-9032
Fax: (617) 232-7905

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DEDHAM DISTRICT COURT
631 High St.
Dedham 02026
Ph: (781) 329-4777
Fax: (781) 329-8640
Judge’s Lobby Fax: (781) 320-8579
TTY: (781) 329-5112

PROBATION OFFICE
Ph: (781) 329-4777, Ext. 401
Fax: (781) 329-8640

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MILFORD DISTRICT COURT

161 West St., Rte. 140
P.O. Box 370
Milford 01757-0370
Ph: (508) 473-1260
Fax: (508) 634-8477;
TTY: (508) 473-1260
Judge’s Lobby Fax: 508-634-4177

PROBATION OFFICE
Fax: (508) 478-8851
Juvenile Ph: (508) 478-8422
Adult Probation Ph:
(508) 473- 45441, 42

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QUINCY DISTRICT COURT

One Dennis Ryan Pkwy.
Quincy 02169
Ph: (617) 471-1650
Fax: (617) 472-1924
TTY: (617) 769-9977
TTY (Annex Bldg.): (617) 769-9490

PROBATION OFFICE
1150 Hancock St., 2nd Floor
Quincy 02169
Ph: (617) 847-8963
Fax: (617) 847-1574

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STOUGHTON DISTRICT COURT
1288 Central St.
Stoughton 02072
Ph: (781) 344-2131, (781) 344-4200
Fax: (781) 341-8744

PROBATION OFFICE
Ph: (781) 344-4810
Fax (781) 341 9052

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WRENTHAM DISTRICT COURT

Courthouse, 60 East St.
Wrentham 02093
Ph: (508) 384-3106
Criminal Clerk Fax: (508) 384-9454
Judge’s Lobby Ph: (508) 384-7400

PROBATION & JUDGES LOBBY
Fax (508) 384-7899
TTY: (508) 384- 8270

PROBATION OFFICE
P.O. Box 1006
Ph: (508) 384-8141
Fax (508) 384-7899

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NORFOLK COUNTY JUVENILE COURT
55 Allied Drive, Dedham 02026
Ph: (781)329-1500
Fax (Clerk-Magistrate):
(781) 329-1640
Judge’s Lobby Fax 781-329-1649

Quincy Session
One Dennis Ryan Pkwy.
Quincy 02169
Ph: (617)376-7505

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WORCESTER HOUSING COURT
2 Main St., Room 101
Worcester 01608
Ph: (508) 792-0800
Fax: (508) 792-1170
TTY: (9508) 798-7979