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It’s the job of the Civil Division to serve various papers sent from the Courts (District, County and Justices of the Peace). These papers include citations, small claims, tax suits, executions, forcible detainers, writs of possession, writs of sequestrations, summons and subpoenas. 

All the papers require personal service to the person(s) that the court want served. The only time service is done in another manner is when directed to do so by the courts.

 Captain Deborah Jones 

Captain Deborah Jones 

When civil papers are received from the courts they are assigned to a deputy. The civil clerk then enters information into the computer and
stamps the paper with the date and time that the paper was received. Papers are given to the deputy who serves the paper, fills out the
Officer’s Return and then gives it back to the civil clerk. The clerk then
enters the information into the computer if the paper was served,
un-served or transferred out along with any notes that the deputy
makes on the paper. The paper is then returned to the court of

Precinct 3 Constable’s Office receives approximately 3,000 civil
papers a month of which 98% on average are served.

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