Cortland County Sheriff Department

54 Greenbush Street

Cortland, NY 13045

(607)758-6150

The Civil Division of Cortland County Sheriff’s Office is responsible for the enforcement of all civil process in the county.  This division handles matters received from Cortland County Courts, from attorneys and many Cortland County residents.

The Civil Division is responsible for numerous services and enforcement of these services, including but not limited to summonses, income and property executions, evictions, and subpoenas.  Also included are family court papers and orders of protection.

With any questions regarding service of process, fees, or other civil matters contact:

Undersheriff – Herb Barnhart  - 607 758-6150

Sr. Account Clerk - Heather Euson –   607 758-6150

Fees effective on April 12, 2005 for legal process are as follows. All fees plus mileage are payable in advance. Papers will be returned unless correct amount of fees and mileage are sent with papers to be processed.

Order of Attachment, Warrant of Attachment, Writ of Seizure:

Two (2) Certified Copies, self-addressed stamped envelope and bond to guarantee al Sheriff’s allowable fees

1. Receiving, entering and Return $15.00
2. Levying real or personal property $40.00
3. Each additional Levy $40.00
4. Each additional defendant $15.00
5. Summons without complaint $15.00
6. Making and filing or Inventory $15.00
7. One Mileage unless paragraphs 2., 3. and 4 occur at separate times $+

 

Property Executions

Original and two (2) copies

1. Receiving $15.00
2. Levying  $15.00
3. Inventory $15.00
4. One Mileage unless paragraphs 2 and 3 occur at separate times $+

Vehicle Seizures: Certified copy of registration from Motor Vehicle Department must be attached to original execution

All property to be seized must be stated on execution

Income Executions:

First Stage service on judgment debtor: Original and four (4) copies, a copy of the transcript of judgment and a copy of the court receipt.

1. Receiving  $15.00
2. Serving $15.00
3. One Mileage unless levy is made by mail* $+

Second Stage service upon default:

or Direct Second Stage with Endorsement, must show Sheriff’s endorsement in County of first stage.

1. Serving $15.00
2. Levying $15.00
3. Levy is made by certified mail $  7.00

Recovery of Chattel/Trailer:

Two (2) Originals or Certified Copies, self-addressed stamped envelope and bond to guarantee al Sheriff’s allowable fees

1. Receiving $15.00
2. Executing $75.00
3. Executing additional defendant $40.00
4. Serving additional copy $15.00
5.Serving summons $15.00
6. One Mileage unless paragraphs 2., 3., 4. and 5. occur at separate times $+

Summary Preceding:

1. Notice of Petition and Petition:
Original, two copies and self-addressed stamped envelope

i. Receiving $15.00
ii. Serving  $15.00
iii. Serving additional defendant  $15.00
iv. Making an affidavit of military or nonmilitary service  $15.00
v. One Mileage  $+


 

2. Warrant to Remove/Evictions:

Two (2) Originals or Certified Copies and self-addressed stamped envelope

i. Requisitioning/Receiving  $15.00
ii. Serving 72 Hour Notice  $15.00
iii. One Mileage for paragraph ii.  $+
iv. Executing  $75.00
v. One Mileage for paragraph iv.  $+

Sales:

Original, two copies and self-addressed stamped envelope

1. Posting Notice of Sale (each location) $15.00

2. Drawing and Executing 

$20.00
3. Attending Sale  $15.00
4. Conducting a Sale  $15.00
5. One mileage for each location for paragraph 1. One Mileage unless paragraphs 3. and 4. occur at separate times  $+


Summons, Subpoenas, Civil Process and Other Mandates:

Original, two copies and self-addressed stamped envelope

1. Receiving  $15.00
2. Serving/Executing Arrest/Mandate  $30.00
3. One Mileage  $+
4. Receiving Precept  $Clerk


Undertakings, returns and/or copies:

1. Undertaking  $  1.50  
2. Copying of Inventory  $10.00
3. Certified Copy of Execution  $10.00

Prisoners:

1. Each committed or discharged  $10.00
2. Attending before an officer  $10.00

Jurors:

1. Notify  $  2.50
Attending a Jury  $28.00
2. Attending a View each day  $10.00

*Executions are still effectuated by personal service at physical address.

 

Effective January 1, 2014 Rates on opposite side and pursuant to CPLR 8012 (which allows for current Federal Mileage Rate (as of January 1, 2014 is $0.56), current Mileage:

current Mileage

 

City/Town

Miles

Zip Code(s)

Rate

Cortland (City of)

2

13045

1.12

Cortlandville (Town of)

4

13045

2.24

Cincinnatus (Town of)

40

13040

22.40

Cuyler (Town of)

34

13158

19.04

Freetown (Town of)

26

13040

14.56

Harford (Town of)

28

13784

15.68

Homer (Town of)

6

13045 and 13077

3.36

Homer (Village of)

6

13077

3.36

Lapeer (Town of)

36

 

20.16

Marathon (Town of)

30

13803

16.80

Marathon (Village of)

30

13803

16.80

Little York (Town of)

18

13087

10.08

McGraw (Village of) and Cortlandville (Town of)

10

13045 and 13101

5.60

Preble (Town of)

20

13141

11.20

Scott (Town of)

18

13077

10.08

Solon (Town of)

18

13101 and 13040

10.08

Taylor (Town of)

38

13040

21.28

Truxton (Town of)

26

13158

14.56

Tully (Town of)

25

13159

14.00

Virgil (Town of)

14

13045

7.84

Willet (Town of)

44

13863

24.64

 

Please be aware that zip code 13045 also reflects areas of Tompkins and Cayuga Counties .

                                                                                                 

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