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Civil Process

The Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office Civil Division carries out the Sheriff’s responsibility for the service process and execution of Writs.  All documents originate from the courts, governmental agencies, and private attorneys in Virginia and throughout the United States.  The Civil Division enforces Levies and conduct Sheriff’s Sales to aid the collection of money judgments.  Annually, the Civil Division processes and serves more than 30,000 documents. 

The Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office Civil Division is supervised by Sergeant Wheeler, four (4) full-time process servers and one (1) part-time process server.

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Steps Of The Eviction Process

To The Landlord

                Please arrive on time.  Let the deputy know if there is an emergency situation. The deputy will wait for 10 minutes.   If the landlord or agent does not appear at the address, the Writ will be posted on the door as door service.

                If the landlord wants assistance from the Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office, the landlord or his agent must not enter the dwelling until the deputy arrives.  Entering before the deputy arrived will result in the Sheriff canceling the Writ and no performance of the eviction.  This is done to ensure both the landlord’s safety and the safety of the deputy, but moreover, to limit liability to the Sheriff by false accusations made by disgruntled tenants.