The Salem City Sheriff's Office handled 35,739 papers in the 2019 - 2020 fiscal year. In addition to the civil process served, the Sheriff's Office collected $2,316.00 in fees.
For assistance scheduling or help understanding the eviction process, please contact us at (540) 375-3040.
To determine if an address is located within the City of Salem, please utilize the Salem Real Estate Search or call (540) 375-3040 for assistance. In-state services are $12 per service and
out-of-state services are $75 per service.
When submitting papers for service, please provide an original for the return of service, a copy and a self-addressed return envelope with postage included.
NOTICE -There will be a $12 fee (per defendant) assessed to serve a 72-hour notice to tenants
on a writ of eviction. Should the eviction need to be rescheduled at the plaintiffs request,
additional fees with be assessed. These fees are made payable to the Salem Sheriff's Office via cash or check.
Please see the handbook section for assistance with jury duty, evictions or levies.
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