Colorado State Law requires that the Sheriff of each Colorado County serve the civil process of the Courts within their jurisdiction. They are also required to accept and serve civil process from all other Colorado counties, each of the states of the union, and the federal government. Civil process includes all types of papers resulting from civil litigation, including summons and complaints, subpoenas, court orders, writs of execution, writs of garnishment, and writs of restitution (commonly known as eviction orders).
Sheriff’s Office employees are not permitted to give legal advice. This includes the eviction process or how to fill out court documents. This type of information can be obtained through an attorney’s office or the Colorado courts website at .
The Sheriff's Office Civil Section is open to the public between 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday (except county holidays) and is located at the Gilpin County Sheriff's Office, 2960 Dory Hill Road, Black Hawk 80422.
Civil Department Contact Information:
2960 Dory Hill Rd, Suite 300
Black Hawk, CO 80422
Fees for service (which are set by Colorado Revised Statute) must be paid in advance. If you are due a refund a check will be mailed to you. If you owe additional fees, you will be billed for the difference. All fees for mileage are based upon a zone system and are charged on a round trip, per mile basis. The Sheriff's Office requires that two (2) copies of all papers that are to be served be provided. We accept cash, checks or credit cards.
Click here for the civil service information sheet the Sheriff's Office will need you to complete upon submission of your request for civil process. Complete and accurate information (addresses, descriptions, place of employment, work hours, etc.) will assist in ensuring successful service. An Affidavit, documenting the results of service of the paper, will be mailed to you or can be picked up at the Sheriff's Office in person.
Please contact the Civil Section at 303-582-1060 if you require further information on the service of civil process or our fee schedule.
If you are inquiring about information on tenant-landlord disputes, click here for an information packet, or you may pick one up at the Sheriff Office during business hours. Click here for the Colorado Revised Statutes pertaining to evictions. The state statutes are very specific on the steps that need to be taken in order to evict a tenant. The eviction process involves 3 basic steps:
1. Notice to vacate or demand for compliance/possession
2. Summons and complaint in unlawful detainer
3. Writ of Restitution, service and execution.
The civil unit holds foreclosure and execution sales for both real estate and personal property on an ongoing basis. Contact the civil clerk at 303-582-1060, Monday through Friday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM