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Civil Process

Mission:

The Faulkner County Sheriff’s Office Civil Process Division carries out the Sheriff’s statutory responsibility for service of process and execution of writs. Civil process documents originate from the courts, governmental agencies, and private attorneys throughout Arkansas and the United States.

Civil Process Division Personnel:

Process Servers - Deputy G. Swinburnson

Administrative Deputy-Deputy C. Huang

Warrants - Cassey Misee

Contact Information:

Business hours:   Monday – Thursday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
                                Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Offices are closed for all major holidays and inclement weather

Address: 801 Locust Street
              Conway, AR 72034
              ATTN: FCSO CIVIL PROCESS

Phone number: 501-450-4914

Services:

  • Civil Process Deputies serve civil process papers in the manner prescribed by law.
  • It is the goal of the Faulkner County Sheriff’s Office to serve all civil process in a reasonable and timely manner while maintaining an impartial position between the involved parties.
  • Civil Process Deputies cannot utilize criminal investigative tactics while performing this function; therefore, service cannot be guaranteed.
  • Civil process includes handling and serving legal papers and court documents, such as:
    • Divorce
    • Eviction
    • Notices
    • Subpoena
    • Summons
    • Writs

Fees:

All fees are payable upon request and submission of papers to be served

$50.00 for the following:

  • Complaints
  • Notices
  • Orders
  • Subpoenas
  • Summons
  • Writs of Possession

$120.00 for the following:

  • Writs of Execution (for service and return)

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • CAN THE FAULKNER COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE GIVE ME ADVICE?
    • The Faulkner County Sheriff’s Office cannot offer legal advice but may provide information about its policies and procedures regarding common types of service. When applicable, the Sheriff’s Office may give tips to improve the efficiency of service and ways to expedite service. 
  • HOW DO I GET ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS I HAVE ABOUT MY SERVICE OR PROGRESS?
    • You may obtain information specific to your case by contacting the Civil Process Division at 501-450-4914.
  • WHAT CAN I DO TO HELP THE PROCESS?
    • At the time of filing, you may be asked basic questions about the address, type of property or the individual that is to be served. You are not required to answer these questions, however, they are being asked in order to increase the success of the service. Any helpful information that you know could expedite service and raise your probability of positive results.

Tip: Be specific - Include the apartment number, unit number, suite number, street direction, etc. Providing correct information will help the Sheriff’s Office know exactly where to serve paperwork without delay. 

Examples:

  • 110 East Washington Ave, Unit 305.
  • The best time to serve Jane Doe is in the morning.
  • John Doe works locally every day from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.
  • The Sheriff’s Office may call the residential office/handyman/relative etc., at 555-555-5555, to let the deputy in the building/gate/warehouse.

Tip: The more information provided about the individual or property hazards will increase the chance of successful service. Include any information that may affect officer safety, such as known dangerous animals on the premises or suspected criminal behavior. 

Examples:

  • John Doe has a history of evading Service of Process.
  • Jane Doe has a history of violence toward Law Enforcement.
  • John Doe has a history of excessive drug abuse. 

Additional Helpful Information:

If you have additional questions concerning civil process, you may wish to contact a licensed attorney or any of the recognized legal aid foundations for legal advice.

     For information regarding landlord and tenant rights:

     Arkansas Attorney General
     https://arkansasag.gov/

For legal services to low-income individuals residing in the state of Arkansas in civil (non-criminal) cases:

     The Center for Arkansas Legal Services and Legal Aid of Arkansas
     www.arlegalservices.org

 
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