Dial 911 for all emergencies.

Civil Process

The Road Deputies are responsible for the service of civil papers, evictions, public sales and replevins. 

Civil papers are received from Circuit Clerk’s Offices throughout the United States. After review of the paperwork to ascertain required defendant name and sufficient address information is included, they are recorded into our data entry system, and then forwarded to the Civil Process Officers for delivery/service.

Eviction Procedures and Landlord/Plaintiff Responsibilities

In Christian County, the Sheriff’s Office is the only police agency that can enforce a court ordered Order to Vacate.

Upon receiving the Order to Vacate from the court, the landlord/plaintiff should immediately bring the court order to the Christian County Sheriff’s Office to schedule a date and time for the physical eviction.

There will be no refunds once an eviction is scheduled. If rescheduling is necessary, another eviction fee is required to be paid.

A Sheriff’s Office Deputy will meet the landlord/plaintiff at the residence at the date and time appointed.

DO NOT ENTER THE RESIDENCE WITHOUT THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE PERSONNEL BEING PHYSICALLY PRESENT WITH THE COURT ORDER. If you enter the residence prior to the arrival of the Sheriff’s personnel, the eviction will not be performed and will be returned to the Circuit Clerk, marked “No Service Made.”

Sheriff’s personnel will remove all persons ordered evicted from the premises and will conduct a walkthrough of the building for removal of weapons, illegal drugs or other contraband.

Upon completion of the eviction, Sheriff’s personnel will tender possession of the real property to the plaintiff or the plaintiff’s representative and post a copy of the Order to Vacate.

Sheriff’s personnel do not remove property other than that described above.

The Sheriff’s Office cannot give legal advice. If you have questions, you should consult your attorney.

The Christian County Sheriff’s Office is not responsible for any stolen or damaged property.

Christian County Civil Process Fees
Base Rate $60.00, Plus $1.00 per mile.Attempted/ return for no service $25.00

Christian County Sheriff Bruce A. Kettelkamp

Christian County Sheriff

Bruce A. Kettelkamp

Christian County Sheriff’s Office

301 W Franklin St
Taylorville, IL 62568

Non-Emergency:  (217) 824-4961

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