The Civil Process (Warrants) Division is tasked with serving all non-Family Court writs for the city and county of Sumter. Various writs that are served by this unit are as follow (but not limited to): Restraining Order, Rule to Vacate or Show Cause, Writ of Ejectment, Writ of Assistance (eviction processes), Judgment & Executions, Summons & Complaint, Claim & Delivery Hearings, and Claim & Delivery Pick-Up Orders. This unit also provides courtroom security for the Sumter County Summary Court. When needed, assistance is provided for juvenile and adult inmate transport when defendants are scheduled for courtroom appearances.
Within the Civil Process Division the sheriff is mandated by law to serve all civil papers received from any court of record. It is one of the most important functions performed by the sheriff’s office. Deputies assigned to serve civil process shall do so in accordance with the South Carolina State Law and department policy. In addition to court of record, the Civil Process Division serves civil papers for all of Sumter County such as divorce, child support, order of protection, juvenile petitions, mental health petitions, child custody, adoptions, name changes and any other matters involving family issues.