You can now use your credit/debit card to pay your process fees. Payments are made through Government Payment EXP, a third party agency. Payments may be made online or by phone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week using Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Discover credit/debit cards.
See Making Payments Online for more information.
Fees for the service of civil process are set by the County Board of Supervisors and will be effective for Service of Process by the Dane County Sheriff’s Office.
On April 12, 2005, the County Board established, pursuant to Wisconsin Statute 814.70, the fees for the service of civil process as follows:
Forty ($40) dollars per paper, per person, per attempt or service of civil papers. This includes all summons, complaints, writs, orders, injunctions, subpoenas, executions, judgments, or other legal process. Service will be attempted up to three (3) times, unless the Civil Process Office is otherwise instructed and the appropriate fess are paid. You will be billed for fees incurred in excess of the pre-payment amount.
Authority: Dane County Ordinance Amendment 26, 2004-2005
Mileage is charged at the current IRS mileage rate, if service is accomplished. This rate is subject to change based on the IRS. Mileage is calculated on a round-trip basis. No mileage is charged for unsuccessful attempts at service. Mileage will be charged once per address, notwithstanding the number of people served at one address.
Authority: Dane County Resolution 48, 04-05
For each person or entity that is to be served, the Civil Process Office must be provided with one copy for each person/company to be served, PLUS one extra copy for office use that will be returned back with the affidavit(s) of service. If an extra copy is not enclosed, you will be charged 25 cents per copy made and will be noted on the invoice returned back to you.
A self-addressed envelope is requested for return of papers to the party requesting service of process.
An indigent person is an exception. The indigent person must have a current waiver of fees from the court of jurisdiction.
Temporary restraining orders and injunctions may be exempt, depending on the basis of the order.
Sheriff's Sales fees total one-hundred fifty dollars ($150.00), seventy-five dollars ($75.00) for the posting and seventy-five dollars ($75.00) for the sale itself.
In the event that a deputy is required to standby during property seizures, evictions, assistance, executions, etc., the rate will be $49.78 per hour per deputy plus service fee and mileage.
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