Civil Process Unit

The Civil Process Unit serves all civil papers, to include: subpoenas, landlord-tenant process, child support enforcement, and other civil-related processes. The Boone County Sheriff's Office ONLY serves court issued/​ordered civil documents. To Check the service status, select the Civil Process Search tab to your right. For Civil Process related questions, you can email us at Please note we do not accept civil process documents via email or fax. Please mail them along with payment to the address listed below.

Civil Process Fees

Civil process fees are assessed on a per document basis.

Document Service Fees

Document Type Service Fee
Citation $30.00
Child Support Notice $30.00
Criminal Subpoena $13.00
Criminal Summons $13.00
Criminal Show Cause $13.00
Execution Move-Out (evictions) $30.00
General Execution (funds, garnishment) $30.00
*General Execution Property (see below) $30.00 plus $350.00 cost deposit
Motion (family access order, other) $30.00
Motion for Emancipation $30.00
Notice (probate, intent to suspend DL) $30.00
Order (exparte, full order of protection, notice of hearing, order extending full order of protection) No Charge
Order (delivery in replevin, income withholding order, other) $30.00
Order of Commitment $85.00
Probate Guardianship Notice $30.00
Replevin $30.00
Show Cause $30.00
Subpoena (civil, juvenile, notarial, probate, other) $20.00
Summons (associate circuit, circuit, domestic relations, landlord tenant, juvenile, probate, small claims, other) $30.00
Warrant (probate) $14.00
Writ of Attachment $85.00
Writ (sequestration, transport, other) $30.00

* We require a $350 cost deposit plus a $30.00 service fee on all general executions of real or personal property. We will not attempt service until we have received the required deposit. This deposit may be in the form of a cashier's check, money order, a check from a Circuit Clerk's Office, or law firm check. We do not accept personal checks.

Mileage Fees

We do not require the mileage fees to be paid up front on Columbia addresses due to the difficulty in ascertaining whether the address is in or outside city limits. If we find upon service the address is outside city limits, we will bill for mileage at that time.

The municipalities listed below are in Boone County, but outside Columbia city limits. Due to this the mileage fees listed below are for one service attempt and in addition to the document fee. Mileage is per trip (.655 cents per mile). We will bill you for additional mileage fees.

Municipality Distance Mileage Fee
Ashland 30 miles $19.65
Centralia 40 miles $26.20
Clark 40 miles $26.20
Hallsville 30 miles $19.65
Harrisburg 40 miles $26.20
Hartsburg 40 miles $26.20
Rocheport 30 miles $19.65
Sturgeon 40 miles $26.20

Payment of Fees

The service fee on all civil cases must be sent with the civil paper(s) to be served. We accept cash, credit, or debit card. Checks may be accepted in the form of cashier's check, money order, a check from a Circuit Clerk's Office, or law firm check. We do not accept personal checks.

Checks are to be made payable to the Boone County Sheriff's Office.

Papers/checks may be mailed to:

  • ATTN. Civil Process Division
  • Boone County Sheriff Office
  • 2121 County Drive
  • Columbia, MO 65202

Eviction Process

Once the eviction order is received from the Circuit Clerk, deputies have five business days to complete the order. A deputy will post an eviction note on the respondent's door stating a date/time he/she will return to turn possession of real estate over to the plaintiff. The plaintiff is responsible for removal of all remaining property and placing it curbside. Deputies will not remove the remaining property.

If you have eviction process questions, please contact the Civil Process Unit at (573) 875-1111 ext. 6250. or email