Civil Process

The Clay County Civil Process Unit of the Sheriff’s Office is required to serve all judicial process in the manner prescribed by law. We have provided information here to better inform you of our policies and procedures. However, please be aware that only an attorney is allowed to give legal advice, not the Sheriff or his deputies.

 

Ex Partes (Protection Orders)

If you are in immediate danger, call 911.

These are the forms you will need when filing for a protection order for adults. (Protection orders also are known as restraining orders, ex partes, or no-contact orders.) You can fill out the forms in advance or on-site when you come in to apply for the order. You must apply in person.

Ex partes must be approved by a judge. The process takes an average of two hours. 

To get a protection order during regular business hours (generally 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday-Friday), go to the Clay County District Court at 11 S. Water St., Liberty, Mo.

To get a protection order when the Courthouse is closed, go to the lobby of the Clay County Detention Center at 14 S. Water St., Liberty, Mo. It is open 24/7.

After a protection order is approved, it can take Civil Process deputies up to 24 hours to attempt service of the order to the respondent. You can also contact your local police department to have respondents served in emergency situations prior to the Sheriff's Office Civil Unit completing service. 


Landlord/Tenant Issues

Landlords who want to begin eviction proceedings for non-payment of rent must begin by filing in Clay County Circuit Court.


See the Clay County Circuit Court’s landlord-tenant page for more information.

 

Click to read an overview of Missouri’s Landlord/Tenant Law.   

 

Civil Service Fees

In accordance with RSMo. 57.278, 57.280 and 488.435, the Clay County Sheriff’s Office charges the following fees for service:

 

Type

Service Fee

Execution of Levy

$50

Restitution (Possession)

$50

Nulla Bona (Execution)

$30

Writ of Sequestration

$50

Execution/Garnishment

$50

Summons

$50 - $30 for each additional defendant served

Summons Post Serve Mail

$50

Citations

$50

Writs

$50

Motions

$50

Notices

$50

Orders

$50

Replevin

(This is usually two parts, a summons [$50] and the replevin [$50])

$50

Civil Subpoena

$20 - $5 for each additional person

Notary fee (per every paper for courts outside Missouri)

$2

Criminal Subpoena served

$10

Affidavit

$50

 

The Sheriff’s Office accepts only cash, check or money order for payment. Questions about when orders are served or payment? Call 816-407-3766.

 

816-407-3747
27 S. Main St.
Liberty, MO 64068

FAQ

No.

Go to the Detention Center Lobby at 14 S. Water St., Liberty, Mo., whenever the Clay County Circuit Court is closed.

In accordance with RSMo. 57.278, 57.280 and 488.435, the Clay County Sheriff’s Office charges the following fees for service:

 

Type

Service Fee

Execution of Levy

$50

Restitution (Possession)

$50

Nulla Bona (Execution)

$30

Writ of Sequestration

$50

Execution/Garnishment

$50

Summons

$50 - $30 for each additional defendant served

Summons Post Serve Mail

$50

Citations

$50

Writs

$50

Motions

$50

Notices

$50

Orders

$50

Replevin

(This is usually two parts, a summons [$50] and the replevin [$50])

$50

Civil Subpoena

$20 - $5 for each additional person

Notary fee (per every paper for courts outside Missouri)

$2

Criminal Subpoena served

$10

Affidavit

$50

 

The Sheriff’s Office accepts only cash, check or money order for payment. Questions about when orders are served or payment? Call 816-407-3766.

 

Call 816-407-3747