Civil Division

Terry L Rowan, Sheriff

4700 NW Pioneer Place
Pendleton, Oregon 97801
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
(Closed Holidays)



    Mission of this division is to provide the best service possible by consistently meeting the highest professional standards. We provide reliable, competent and attentive service that is responsive to the citizens we serve. We look forward to serving you.

What is Civil?

The Sheriff's Office Civil Division is responsible for Document Service & enforcing court orders issued by the courts, including but not limited to: writs of execution (real and personal property sales), evictions, restraining orders, small claims, divorce and custody papers, subpoenas, writs of garnishments, and various other court orders and documents. Civil Division personnel who are trained in civil process ensure that court orders are processed in accordance with Oregon law and the Oregon Rules of Civil Procedure. After the papers have been processed, a civil deputy delivers the documents to the person named on the paper, or if the law allows, to a responsible party. The Civil Division also processes and serves criminal subpoenas for the District Attorney and the Juvenile Department. The Civil Division works closely with several law enforcement, county and state agencies. There are five full time employees in the Civil Division including a supervisor, two civil clerks and two civil deputy process servers. The Civil Division also staffs part time personnel to assist with process service and office duties as needed. Approximately 11,000 documents are received each year. Often, extensive searches are necessary in order to locate individuals. Other duties involve seizure and sale of real and personal property as ordered by the Court.

In addition to service of process, the Civil Division also processes and issues Oregon Concealed Handgun Licenses (CHL’s) for Umatilla County. At this time, more than 5,400 Oregon Concealed Handgun Licenses have been issued by the Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office.