The purpose of the Sheriff's Office is to provide timely notice to a person or legal entity of pending legal action. The notice may be in the form of various legal documents and must be served in accordance with the law as it pertains to that particular document. This is to be done in a timely manner and according to code.
Civil process include subpoenas, writs, show causes, garnishments, summons, and warrants in debt. Each paper must be served or judged "not found". Each paper received is logged in and must be cleared when the paper is served.
Deputies assigned to civil process also assist the Fredericksburg Police Department with complaints and traffic when needed.