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Monday, March 6, 2017

A couple of notes on Sheriff Service Fees: Vanderburgh and Criminal

We recently checked in with the Vanderburgh County Clerk's office and learned that although they had planned to have payments for civil process of service go directly to the Sheriff starting on March 1, that has been delayed.

Apologies to folks who saw our earlier post about this or attended training where I told you the cut-over date was March 1! I just updated the list in our earlier blog post about this to say "Any day now" because that's the best we can do at the moment. Until this change occurs, you must still pay the clerk, but by using a separate check, not by paying via the e-filing system.

Also, Attorney Richard Mann  alerted us on Friday that he was seeing the option to add Sheriff's service on some subsequent filings in criminal cases. Obviously, that's an error. We can't think of any situations where such service would be used in a criminal case.

Unfortunately, that particular error comes to us through a configuration file controlled by the court, so we've alerted the proper folks on the court end,  but until they investigate the problem and fix it up, all we can do is give you the heads-up and tell you not to choose that option. Consider yourself alerted. <grin>

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