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Civil Process Fees

For information on how to file a civil process visit
New Hampshire Judicial Branch website

Sheriff’s Service Fees
RSA 104:31
(
Effective July 1, 2021)

Please contact the Sheriff’s Office at (603) 352-4238 for total cost prior to sending payment

SERVICE FEE
Non est return (Non-service) $12.00
Writ of Summons $30.00
Writs (including Landlord and Tenant $30.00
Writ of Replevin $30.00
Writ of Summons with Petition $36.00
Writ of Attachment with Petition $36.00
Petitions $30.00
Petitions (requiring “In Hand” service)* $60.00
Attachment – Real Estate $30.00
Bill $30.00
Divorce Libel $30.00
Libel with Restraining Order** $66.00
Petition with Restraining Order** $66.00
Writ of Possession $30.00
Demand for Rent $30.00
Eviction Notice $30.00
Small Claims Notice $30.00
Order of Notice (Small Claims Action)* $60.00
Process $30.00
Writs of Execution*** $30.00
Subpoena* $60.00
Attachment – Personal Property $30.00
Attachment – Bulky Articles $30.00
Copies $1.00
Postage and Handling, per writ $1.00 min
Search, Inventory, Sale and Wait Time**** $30.00 per hour
Travel/Mileage Federal Rate
In-Hand Service $30.00

* $30.00, plus $30.00 for “In Hand” service

** $36.00, plus $30.00 for “In Hand” service

***Levying Executions, Sheriff Sale or both, on the dollar:
First $100 levied – $0.05
Above $100, not exceeding $500 – $0.04
Above $500, not exceeding $1,000 – $0.03
Above $1,000 – $0.02
Minimum fee $12.00

****A $30.00 per hour fee (increments of 30 minutes – $15) will be access to search for accurate/updated information, if information provided is not accurate or is incomplete.

When in-hand service is required by a court order or court rule an additional $30.00 will be assess.

For service of an Order of Arrest for Violation of a Court Order a $30.00 fee will be charged to the defendant on top of the bail amount, unless, the defendant, upon motion, shows the court good cause for failure to appear.