Civil Process


The Civil Process Unit works on processing and execution of various types of civil papers generated by the different courts within or outside of Virginia, the Commonwealth Attorney’s Office, Attorney General’s Office, Administrative Agencies, and other Attorneys. This unit serves papers such as:

  • Summons
  • Subpoenas for witnesses
  • Warrants for appearance in small claims court
  • Papers for evictions procedures, summons for unlawful detainer, and writ of possession

The unit serves approximately 25,000-30,000 papers per year!


  • Out of State Fee - $75

Check or Money Order may be made payable to Hopewell Sheriff’s Office.