Civil Process FAQ
|Civil Process is tasked with executing warrants, evictions, repossessions, levies, and sheriff sales. Responsible for the serving of court papers issued from all Virginia State courts and those processes issued from other states, being served in Isle of Wight County. Civil papers are normally delivered during court hours Monday thru Friday.|
Where can I find General District Court Civil Forms?
The Virginia’s Judicial System provides many of the required civil court forms online. Click Here to see a full list of available forms.
- In-State Service = $12.00 per person
- Out-of State Service = $75.00 per person
- No fees shall be assessed for the service of protective orders
- For process not issued by a court the check must be made payable to "Isle of Wight County Sheriff's Office"
Advertising of Sheriff sales are posted in the lobby of Courthouse, local businesses, and at the location of sale. Sheriff sales are also advertised on the Sheriff’s Office Web site.
Who may Bid: Anyone may bid at sheriff's sales, except employees and relatives of employees of any constitutional officer in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Bidding procedures: The terms of sale vary from sale to sale. Therefore, it is important the bidder listens carefully when the terms of sale are announced.
The following are consistent terms:
- Everything is sold as is; No warranties apply.
Everything is sold subject to any liens.
- Everything is sold to the highest
bidder for cash.
- The property must be removed
immediately at the conclusion of the sale.
If moving arrangements need to be made, the bidder should give this some thought before bidding. Any person who bids on property but fails to pay at the conclusion of the sale is liable for any difference if the property resells for a lower amount at another auction.
All bids must be reasonable and the deputy reserves the right to refuse a bid which is considered unreasonable.
The Virginia State Bar offers a Lawyer Referral Service, through which you may consult an attorney for a limited time at a reduced fee. The toll-free telephone number is 1–800–552–7977. Contact information for legal aid programs in Virginia providing free or low–cost legal assistance in civil matters to low-income households.