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Civil Division

 

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 Contact Numbers: 315-946-5793       Fax 315-946-5885

Fee Schedule

Mileage Chart

 New Hours of Operation   9:00AM to 5:00 PM weekdays except legal holidays.

Location:  The Civil Office is located in the New Public Safety Building, next to the Wayne County Jail, 7376 Route 31, Lyons, N.Y. 14489

 

The Civil Division fulfills the constitutional requirements of the Sheriff to serve civil papers and collect fines. The Sheriff is the enforcement officer for the courts.  As the enforcement officer, it is the responsibility of the Sheriff to carry out the mandates and judgments of the court.

     One of the differences between a criminal and civil law action is the nature of the incident.  A crime against public sensibilities or that causes alarm is usually handled as a criminal incident such a harassment or assault.  The charges or complaint in a criminal action are brought before the court in the name of "The People of the State of New York".  The cost of the prosecution is borne by the taxpayers.

     An incident that causes inconvenience or financial difficulty for another is usually civil in nature and the complaint is brought before the court as an individual.  The costs in a civil proceeding are borne by the individual complaining and usually are eventually borne by the party who loses the action.

     The civil office serves civil mandates for the court, civil process for individuals that are acting "pro se'" and for attorneys, a service for which the office is paid a fee.  The office enforces judgments of the court, which is the civil equivalent of a verdict, in criminal court.  The judgment can be enforced in several ways varying from a simple garnishment of wages though an income execution to seizure and sale of personal or real property.

     The civil office does not give civil advice; we are the enforcement arm of the court. An attorney should be contacted for legal questions or advice.

The civil office also makes civil arrests pursuant to warrants issued by the court.  This is usually done to compel a debtor or respondent to comply with a mandate of the court after other methods have failed.

The Deputy Sheriff's assigned to work in the Civil Division in Wayne County are also Criminal Deputy Sheriff's.  They are fully empowered to enforce all of the laws of the State of New York.

The Wayne County Civil Office handles many of the personnel services in the Sheriff's Office as well.  The office maintains the payroll portion of the contract between the Sheriff's Office employees and the County of Wayne.  The office also handles all of the bail transactions in the jail, depositing and forwarding payments to the courts that have jurisdiction of the case.

The officers in the civil office deal with many different laws such as Penal, Vehicle and Traffic, Landlord Tenant, Executive, CPLR, Real Property, Judiciary and Public Officers Laws.

In 1985, the Civil Office processed over a quarter million dollars. Today, the Civil Office processes more than 1.75 million dollars per year.

 


 

Download Printable Fee Chart

Fee Schedule

(REVISED 03.09.2011) Fees Effective 1/1/2011

All fees and expenses are payable in advance.

 

INCOME EXECUTIONS - Original & 4 copies

        When received 1st stage: 

                                   Receiving   -  $ 15.00                           Both stages: $ 45.00 - 1st stage

                                   Serving      -  $ 15.00                                              $ 35.00 - 2nd stage

        Sheriff's Return/Satisfaction      - $ 15.00                                              $ 80.00  + 2 mileage

                                                     $ 45.00 + mileage                           

        When received 2nd stage:

                                      Serving   - $ 15.00 

                                         Levy   -  $ 15.00 

        Sheriff's Return/Satisfaction    -  $ 15.00

                                                      $ 45.00 + mileage

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PROPERTY EXECUTIONS - Original & 4 copies

    Receiving - $  15.00

 Posting Notices   - $   15.00

    Serving    - $  15.00

Attending Sale     - $   15.00

 Serving Notices - $  30.00     

Conducting Sale   - $   15.00

            Levy       - $  15.00        

Inventory            - $   15.00

                                                   $ 45.00 +   mileage 

Towing                - $ 150.00

Storage - 30 days in advance in escrow @ $15.00 oversized $30.00

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SUMMONS, SUBPOENA, OTHER SERVICE OF PROCESS - 2 copies per Person to be served, 2 copy on Divorce actions, Subpoenas, etc. Personal Delivery Only or for Corporate Service, 1 self address stamped envelope for the affidavits return:

                        Receiving & Serving - $ 15.00 per person + mileage

                        Notary Fee - $2.00    

         Please attach a separate check for witness fees payable to witness when required.

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NOTICE OF PETITION & PETITION - 3 copies per person to be served

   Receiving - $ 15.00                       Add'l tenants - $ 45.00 each

      Serving - $ 15.00

 Notary Fee - $   2.00                                * Postage for certified mailings will be billed          

     Affidavit - $ 15.00

                   $ 47.00  + mileage

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WARRANTS TO REMOVE (Evictions) - NEED ORIGINAL plus 3 copies per adult tenant

        Receiving - $   15.00         Add'l tenants - $ 107.00 each 

 Serving Notice - $   15.00                     * Postage for certified mailings will be billed          

        Executing - $   75.00

      Notary Fee - $     2.00   

                         $ 107.00  +  2 mileages   

 

If Warrant to remove continues for more than one day or into the night, Plaintiff will be billed an hourly "Deputy Assistance Charge" (See Below)

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SHERIFF'S SALES 

Posting Notice of Sale         - $ 15.00  + mileage 

Drawing/Executing Deed      - $ 20.00

Inventory                          - $ 15.00

Attending Sale                   - $ 15.00

Conducting Sale                 - $ 15.00

Notary Fees                      - $   2.00

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CIVIL ARRESTS / MANDATES   - $ 40.00 + mileage  + notary fee 

 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE       - $ 30.00 + mileage + notary fee  

NOTICE OF MOTION              - $ 30.00 + mileage + notary fee  

RESTRAINING NOTICE           - $ 30.00 + mileage + notary fee

CITATION & WILL                 - $ 30.00 + mileage + notary fee

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ORDER OF ATTACHMENT - 

                  Receiving -  $ 15.00      

    Serving Attachment -  $ 15.00          

                Serving Summons  -  $ 15.00              

                                           $  45.00 + mileage + notary fee 

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ORDER OF SEIZURE - 

                  Receiving -  $  15.00          Addt'l services - $ 55.00

                  Executing -  $  75.00            

      Serving Summons -    $ 15.00              

                                   $ 105.00 + mileage + notary fee

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FEE FOR MAKING ADDITIONAL COPIES THAT ARE REQUIRED - $ 10.00

Fees will not be refunded for Orders to Remove if the eviction is cancelled because:

1. There are inadequate movers.
2. There is inadaquate equipment.
3. No Show or late arrival of movers or locksmith
4. Movers, Bank, or other people enter the dwelling prior to the arrival of the Deputy

*Deputy Assistance Charge - A large or complicated action may require additional manpower, in  that case, Attorneys may be requested to provide fees in advance.  Occasionally, Plaintiff may  be notified and billed for additional assistance.  Fee for support is $65.00 per hour X the
 number of extra Deputies.

Fees for cancellation of Warrant to Remove will not be refunded for cancellation unless it is done, in writing, prior to 10AM of the preceding day of the eviction.  Cancellations will be accepted by US Mail, private carriers, in person or via fax at 315-946-5885.

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MILEAGE CHART

NOTE: This mileage chart is subject to change.  Gov. Pataki signed a bill effective 5/2/2006 making the mileage rate consistent with the IRS mileage rate and as a result, our rates change with the government rate.

One mileage fee will be charged per address per action, regardless of the number of people to be served unless otherwise specified:

 

You may Download a PDF of the fee schedule
 here.

 

Effective 7.1.2011 - Last updated 6.28.2011

TOWN

COST

Alloway

$4.00

Alton

$13.00

Clyde

$9.00

Lyons

$3.00

Macedon

$23.00

Marion

$17.00

Newark

$9.00

N. Rose

$17.00

Ontario

$34.00

Palmyra

$17.00

Port Gibson

$12.00

Pultneyville

$30.00

Red Creek

$28.00

Rose

$14.00

Savannah

$17.00

Sodus

$17.00

Sodus Ctr

$13.00

Sodus Point

$19.00

S. Butler

$23.00

Union Hill

$36.00

Wallington

$15.00

Walworth

$24.00

Wayne Ctr

$8.00

W Walworth

$30.00

Williamson

$26.00

Wolcott

$23.00

 

 

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