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Civil Process

AS OF JULY 1, 2020, THE EVICTION/WRIT OF RESTITUTION PROCESS WILL CHANGE DUE TO NEWLY PASSED LEGISLATION. CLICK HERE TO SEE NEW LEGISLATION.


Contact Information:

605 N Capital, Idaho Falls, ID
Phone: 208-529-1371
Fax: 208-529-1483
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Closed Holidays

General Information:

The Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office has the responsibility of executing and or serving certain court-issued documents; namely Writs of Execution, Possession, Assistance, Attachments and Restitution. We also deliver non-writ process papers

Fees:

Sheriff’s Civil Garnishment Fee Resolution – To view resolution Click Here
Fee Schedule: To view fee schedule –
Click Here

Current Sales:

To find the current sheriff sales refer to the Bonneville County Sheriff's Home Page. Click on the “News” icon.

Wage Garnishment:

In order for the Sheriff’s Office to serve a Wage Garnishment, we require the following documents:

  1. Writ - 3 copies.

  2. Order for Continuing Garnishment (If applicable) - 2 copies.

  3. Notice of Garnishment/Interrogatories form for Wage Garnishments. - 2 copies

  4. Notice of Exemptions, Instructions to Debtors and Third-party Claim Forms - 1 copy

  5. Letter of Instruction for Wage Garnishments which per Idaho Statue 31-2211 must be signed by your attorney. If you do not have an attorney the plaintiff must sign.

  6. A stamped, self-addressed envelope to the defendant.

  7. $40.00 service fee, made payable to the Bonneville County Sheriff.

Bank Garnishment:

In order for the Sheriff’s Office to serve a Bank Garnishment, we require the following documents:

  1. Writ - 3 copies.

  2. Notice of Garnishment/Interrogatories form for Bank Garnishments. Please fill in the top part of this form

  3. Notice of Exemptions, Instructions to Debtors and Third-Party Claim Forms - 2 copies

  4. Letter of Instruction which per Idaho Statue 31-2211 must be signed by your attorney. If you do not have an attorney the plaintiff must sign.

  5. A stamped, self-addressed envelope to the defendant.

  6. $5.00 search fee required by the bank. Check must be issued to the bank.

  7. $40.00 service fee, made payable to the Bonneville County Sheriff.

Service Papers: Summons, Petitions, Claims, Affidavits, Notices, Orders, Subpoenas, etc.

  1. Letter of Instruction for Service Papers

  2. $55.00 service fee, made payable to the Bonneville County Sheriff

  3. Paperwork to be served.

Notice to Vacate/ Writs of Restitutions/ Lock-Outs

  1. Eviction - Lock-Out - Writ of Restitution of Premises
  2. Eviction - Move-Out - Writ of Restitution of Premises
  3. Move-Out - These pamphlets will give you information regarding the process of a move-out. Restitution Pamphlet 1 and Restitution Pamphlet 2

Vehicle Seizure

Information - click here

Useful Information

Link to Idaho Court Self Help: www.courtselfhelp.idaho.gov/

Office of the Attorney General Landlord and Tenant Guidelines: www.ag.idaho.gov Click on Manuals, Scroll down to Landlord and Tenant Guidelines.

***Please Note: Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office Civil Deputies are neither qualified nor authorized to answer legal questions, therefore we do not give legal advice. If your paperwork is in order we will be more than happy to assist you. ***