Jvette Collins is the Administrative Assistant for the Labette County Sheriff’s Department. She is responsible for answering and forwarding administrative calls, greeting visitors, maintenance of personnel records and files, scheduling and processing of sheriff sales, departmental payroll, accounts payable, receipt and tracking of civil process and other duties as they arise.
Civil Process – What’s that?
Civil Process is the procedure used to give legal notice to someone of a court proceeding concerning that person so as to enable him to respond in his best interest. Usually, notice is furnished by serving a set of documents (called "process", or papers) to the person to be notified, and the sooner that person get the papers, the more time he has to prepare.
“Serving” generally means “delivery to” and service may take many forms, including personal, residential, agent, first class or certified mail, publication, and tacking. Serving does not mean arresting; only delivering. Under Kansas law, a person does not have to be touched with the paper to be served, nor does a person have to sign for the paper. Also, when a person refuses service, the offer to serve, coupled with the refusal, constitutes service, and the person served risks a judgment against him if he fails to respond to the paper. Please remember that only an attorney can give legal advice, not the Sheriff. The Sheriff can only carry out the orders of the Court.
The Labette County Sheriff's Office will serve only documents originating from a Court and bearing its stamp and case number. Private papers originating from an attorney's office will not be served.
Civil Process Fees
Effective July 1, 2013
Pursuant to state law, the Sheriff’s Office will not serve any document unless it is accompanied by the $15.00 Service of Process Fee. It is the policy of the Sheriff’s Office to only accept checks or money orders for this fee, made payable to the Labette County Sheriff’s Office. If the process fee is not attached to the papers, they will be returned to the court as “Unable to serve without proper fee.”
IN STATE SHERIFF FEE PAYMENT PROCEDURES
EXEMPTIONS FOR IN-STATE FEE
The following Kansas Civil Process is exempt from the $15.00 filing fee:
OUT OF COUNTY FEE PAYMENT PROCEDURES
OUT OF STATE FEE PAYMENT PROCEDURES
Labette County Sheriff’s Office
718 5th Street
Oswego, KS 67356
EXEMPTIONS FOR OUT OF STATE FEE
The following Out of State Civil Process is exempt from the $15.00 fee currently charged by the Labette County Sheriff’s Office.
For further information contact the Labette County Sheriff’s Office at 620-795-2994