Lt. David Duvall/S.R.O.

Deputy John Price

Deputy Gary Avans

The Civil Process Division under the leadership of Lt. David Duvall and Sgt. John Lynch consists of 3 full time officers and 1 full time administrative personnel.

 

In 2014, the division served 802 civil paper and temporary protective orders. 170 Warrants were served in Dade County.

 

In 2014 Two of our administrative personnel were trained as GCIC Terminal Agency Coordinators and have assumed some to the duties associated with that designation. Such duties are as follows to ensure the security, privacy, accuracy and completeness of recorded information; proper entry, maintenance, and removal of all wanted/missing persons and property records, and to ensure the accuracy, timeliness, and completeness of all records maintained by personnel of the Dade County Sheriff’s Office are successfully executed by GCIC Counsel Rules and Guidelines. Ensure that only authorized personnel utilize the CJIS Terminal. Ensure that all inquiries of GCIC files are processed and maintained in accordance with state and federal laws, regulations of GCIC/NCIC rules, and departmental policies. Enter, modify, clear, cancel, and validate all wanted and missing person files and/or property files. Ensure that proper procedures on handling a missing juvenile are followed correctly. Maintain a log of all transaction for the criminal histories and III files.

 

The division prides itself on the efficient use of taxpayers’ resources along with professionalism.

 

 

Court Services Frequently Asked Questions

 

I have civil papers that need to be served in Dade County where do I send them?

 

All civil papers  to be served  along with the proper service fee amount should sent to:

 

Dade County Sheriff’s Office

Attn: Civil Process

Civil Process Howard Doyle

PO. Box 920

75 Case Avenue

Trenton, GA  30752

 

How much are the service fees to have a civil papers served?

 

The fees set by Georgia state law are as follows:

Serving copy of process and returning original, per copy:  $50.00

Serving process against tenant or intruder upon land to dispossess:  $25.00

For dispossessing tenant or intruder:  $25.00

 

”I Want To Go and Get My Property” What do I do?

 

As a general rule we can only do what we are ordered to do by any Georgia Court (Family Violence orders from other states is an exception to the rule since they can be enforced or served throughout the United States).

 

 "I Have A Court Order to Get My Child and I Need Your Help!”

 

As a general rule we can only do what we are ordered to do by any Georgia Court (Family Violence orders from other states is an exception to the rule since they can be enforced or served throughout the United States). If the court has entered a order and the other party is failing to comply you should consult with a private attorney about the possibility of filing a contempt of court action.

 

“Dispossessory Proceeding”

 

Once we receive a Dispossessory Proceeding from the court we make every attempt to promptly serve the Dispossessory. Your address for service must be correct since this address will be used when and if  the Magistrate Court issues a Writ of Possession to Evict. The deputy serving the dispossessory will enter a last date to answer on the Dispossessory and the service sheet. A copy of that service sheet will be mailed to you by U.S. Mail.

 

“Eviction (Writ of Possession)”

 

Evictions (Writs of Possession) are scheduled on a first come first serve basis. You can contact Civil Process at 706-657-4113 to schedule the eviction. A fee of $25.00 will be billed to you for the eviction [this fee is set by state law, O.C.G.A. .15-16-21(b.)(12)].  We schedule  evictions to be completed in two (2) hours. Please schedule enough help to keep in the time limit. Deputies do not assist in the physical removal of property.

 

The answers to these questions are for information only and are not meant to take the place of legal advice from an attorney.