Civil Process

Closure Information

The Civil Process Division, located in Room 112 of the Allegheny County Courthouse, has the responsibility of processing and docketing civil court papers such as divorces, execution against real and personal property, orders of court and miscellaneous writs dealing with respondents and transportation of prisoners. 

Each of these papers, numbering several thousand annually, needs to be formally recorded as they are served to the defendants and appropriate records of these transactions maintained.

Until 2001, all records were manually handwritten and maintained. In April 2001, the Sheriff's Office automated the division by installing several computers as well as a Civil Process tracking database. Also a project has been completed in which information can be shared between the Department of Court Records (formerly the Prothonotary) and Sheriff's Office.

If you received a notice that a Sheriff's Deputy was at your home and made an attempt to serve, please click on "Writ Deputy Contacts" to find that deputy's name to contact.  

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

 Allegheny County Return of Service  412.350.4703
 e Files  412.350.4706
 Foreign Writs  412.350.3208
 Out of County Deputizations 412.350.5819
 Precious Metals 412.350.3208

 

 

FEES, FORMS & UPDATES  

- Civil Process Fee Chart 

- Frequently Asked Questions 

- Department of Court Records

PA County Sheriff's Offices Contact Information

- Printable Direction Sheet 

 

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