Professional & Highly Trained Deputies

The Norfolk Sheriff’s Civil Process Office is dedicated to providing the highest quality
service to our clients. Norfolk Civil Process Office employees are trained to be proficient
and professional in all aspects of civil process. The Deputy Sheriffs are highly trained and have completed the Reserve/Intermittent Police Officer Training through the Massachusetts Criminal Justice Training Council. They are also trained in information technology and most importantly, ‘Customer Service’. Deputy Sheriff’s can be reached at the office, by cell phone, and through email ensuring that attorney concerns can be addressed immediately. Norfolk County Deputy Sheriffs are trained to serve your important documents with accuracy and efficiency.


Employ the best ‘Search Technology’ available to government agencies

The Norfolk Sheriff’s Civil Process Office can locate witnesses and defendants using databases and information not available to the public at large. We also have a sophisticated software system that allows us to maintain all service records and track their progress. Our system also allows attorneys to receive ‘real time’ notification of our progress in serving legal process. Once process has been served, the plaintiff/attorney can notified by email notification 


No Restrictions for Deputies under Massachusetts Law, unlike Constables

Unlike constables, our deputies are not restricted in the types and magnitude of papers they can serve. Under Massachusetts General Law (Chap.41, sec.05), constables are restricted from serving process over $7,000.

In order for constables to serve process in matters in which $ 7,000 is exceeded, attorneys must make a special motion to the court to grant constables the temporary ability to serve process over $7,000. 

Constables also have to be sworn in each and every city and town that they serve process. The majority of constables are only sworn in one city/town or in a handful of communities in Massachusetts. In contrast, Sheriff’s Deputies have unrestricted jurisdiction granting them enforcement authority in every city and town in the County. For a quicker and more efficient service, use the Norfolk Sheriff’s Office Civil Process Division.


Improper service could indeed result in a vacated judgment

Let us help you avoid that fate. Massachusetts state law gives Deputy Sheriff's broader authority than local constables. Constables who serve in a city or town where they are not sworn may result in a vacated judgment if you are challenged. Have you asked your constable what cities/ towns they are sworn in to serve process? 


Better Track Record, Less Liability
When it comes to enforcing Executions on Money Judgment & Executions for Possession, Uniformed Enforcement Deputies have professional training. They also have the tools necessary (police vehicles, training, software, and resources) to have a much greater impact on your defendant resulting in the satisfaction your judgment faster, more efficiently, and with far less liability than with the use of a constable.