The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is responsible for the expedient service/execution of all court ordered documents directed to the Sheriff of Jefferson County. Deputies assigned to the Units of Process, EPO/Warrants, Evictions/Executions and Vehicle Inspections provide this service.
 
Process
The Process Unit is responsible for serving civil documents received from the courts. Over 75,000 civil process papers are received annually for service by
JCSO deputies.
Find out the status on Summons, Subpoenas, and other court papers.

Warrants and EPOs
The critical and timely service of 7,000 protective and domestic violence orders received annually, is of the highest priority and the responsibility of the deputies assigned to this unit.

Vehicle inspections
Kentucky State law requires all vehicles purchased in another state to be inspected by the Sheriff in the County where the vehicle is to be licensed. The inspection is intended to insure that the vehicle is road worthy” and can be operated safely.  The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office provides four convenient locations for this process and annually inspects over 55,000 vehicles.

 

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Evictions/Executions
This Unit receives thousands of court orders directing the Sheriff to evict people from their residential or commercial property or to seize items of personal property to satisfy delinquent debt. Click the above link to view steps on how the eviction process works.
 

Frequently Asked Questions:
How much are civil paper fees?
KRS 64.090 (2) establishes that the fee for most civil papers in the State of Kentucky shall be $40.00.

What payment types are accepted?
Checks or Money orders (no cash please) - made out to: Jefferson County Sheriff's Office.

How can I tell if my paper has been served?
You can find out the status on summons, subpoenas, and other court papers from our search page found here:
www.jcsoky.org/process_search.htm, or send a self addressed envelope along with a letter requesting service status of the civil paper(s) in question to:
     Jefferson County Sheriff's Office
     Attention: Process Unit
     531 Court Place
     Suite 604
     Louisville, KY 40202

 If needed, you can also call the number listed at the top of this page.

 

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