Civil/Court Services

Civil Service:

The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office Civil Division serves legal documents on behalf of individuals and businesses located within the boundaries of San Juan County, New Mexico. This includes the service of all civil and criminal process either received from the courts, or from individuals whose legal interests are affected by the courts’ decisions. An important part of the role of the Sheriff’s Office in fulfilling civil process is to do so in a manner that facilitates the court’s efficiency. San Juan County Sheriff’s Office does not provide legal advice.

Other responsibilities of the Civil Division include providing fulltime security for the NM District Court and prisoner transport. Deputies assigned to prisoner transport travel to jails and prisons outside the county or state to take custody of prisoners who are wanted in San Juan County. They also transport convicted prisoners from our detention center to the state prisons, other inmates who are needed in for court appearances and occasionally transport patients with behavioral health problems to the state hospital.

The Civil Division is comprised of 2 civilian personnel, 4 Civil Process Deputies, 2 Court Security Deputies, 3 Transport Deputies, 1 FTO and 1 Lieutenant.

Requests for civil service must be delivered or mailed to:
San Juan County Sheriff’s Office
Civil Division
211 South Oliver Street
Aztec, NM 87410

Hours of operation: 8:00-12:00 and 1:00-5:00, Monday – Friday.

Advance payment is required
Accepted Forms of Payment
Cash for paperwork presented at the Sheriff’s Office, do not mail cash.
Personal / Business Check or Money Order / Cashier’s Check
Checks made payable to: San Juan County Sheriff’s Office

Fee Schedule:
Service for individual                                                 $42.00
More than one individual at same address           $42.00
Business                                                                       $42.00

Please provide a cover letter stating all contact information for both the defendant and the submitting entity.  Also include a self-addressed, stamped envelope for each service request to ensure correct return of your paperwork.

For information regarding civil process located on the Navajo Nation contact Crown Point Police Department at 575-768-2050.

VIN Inspections by appointment only, please call 505-334-6107.

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