Niagara County Sheriff’s Office

Civil Process Division

Civil Process Division 

  

    The Niagara County Sheriff’s Office Civil Process Division is located at Building #2 of the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office, 5526 Niagara St. Ext., Lockport, NY 14094.  The office is open Monday through Friday, from 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. and is closed weekends and legal holidays

 

    This Division is responsible for civil process throughout all of Niagara County. The primary telephone number is (716) 438-3423.  

 

   The Civil Process Division is a state mandated service provided by all Sheriff’s Offices throughout New York State.  Its purpose and function is to serve and execute the various legal processes issued by and for the several non-criminal courts of New York State and for jurisdictions of other states and countries throughout the world. The Civil Division is the enforcement vehicle for all courts, including small claims, city, county, state and federal jurisdictions.

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Legal processes administered by the Civil Process Division for the legal community and the general public include:

     

Income and property executions

Bank and Rent Levy’s

Notices, summonses, subpoenas and petitions

Court orders: contempt of court, civil arrests, orders of seizure and attachments

Warrants of eviction

 

     Collections are done by way of income executions (wage garnishments) and property executions, which authorize the Sheriff to seize property and then sell it at a Sheriff’s sale.  The sale proceeds are then applied to satisfy the judgment.

 

The Civil Division is prohibited from giving legal advice, any questions regarding legal matters and how to obtain payment on judgments should be addressed with an attorney.