Hood River County Sheriff's Office

Professional, Committed, Trusted

Civil Division

 Terry Bright, the Chief Civil Deputy, is responsible for preparing civil papers for service.  Additionally, she is responsible for receiving subpoenas for deputies, payroll preparation and numerous other tasks related to the day to day business of the Sheriff’s Office.

Send documents for service to:

Hood River County Sheriff's Office
Attn: Civil Department
309 State St.
Hood River, OR 97031


If you have any questions regarding civil process service you may  call Terry Bright, Chief Civil Deputy at (541) 387-7036, Monday through Friday,  8:00 am to 5:00 pm. 
The Hood River County Sheriff’s Office is responsible for serving civil papers including but not limited to subpoenas, restraining orders, writs of garnishment, divorce paperwork, etc.   
Civil Service Fees:

Civil Service Procedures: 
Civil Service Fees -(As set forth by  Oregon Revised Statutes – 21.300) 
All fees and costs to be paid in advance, cash or money order preferred.  Firm checks and Local personal checks accepted . We  do not accept credit cards.  A penalty will be assessed for returned checks. 
Delivery of Writ of Garnishment - $25.00
Seizure & sale of personal or real property and enforcement actions under a writ of attachment or writ of execution - $36.00 + $70.00 ($106.00) plus costs involved in the seizure, holding, and advertising.  
Service of all other documents, such as summons and complaint, summons and petition, subpoenas, orders, small claims, etc. - $36.00 for not more than two parties at the same address. If service is requested for more than two parties at the same address, the fee is $20.00 for each party.
*A mileage fee does not apply in Hood River County.
Attempts of service are made on all papers received as soon as possible, with a reasonable number of attempts before being declared unable to serve.  In most cases we will be able to effect service within a week to ten days. 

To effect service we will need to receive the original (summons, subpoena, order, etc.) with a certified true copy of the (summons, subpoena , order, etc.)  and a true copy of the (petition, complaint, motion, etc.) for each person to be served.   If you cannot send the original, you need to send two certified copies.  One for service and one for our office to stamp with time and date received, and return to the court with our proof of service attached. 

Upon completion of service, the Sheriff's Office will file the original document (summons, subpoena, order, etc.) with the original proof of service.  We also send a certified true copy of the proof of service to the party that requested the service.  Enclosing a self-addressed, stamped envelope for this purpose would be appreciated. 


To Contact Us: 
309 State St.
Hood River, OR 97031
Phone:  (541) 386-2098
Fax:      (971) 231-2006
24hr. Non-Emergency  (541) 386-2711