Thursday, April 13, 2017

Vanderburgh service payments, and how to make sure the Sheriff knows you paid for service in any county.

How to pay the fee:
First, for those of you who have been frustrated when trying to pay Sheriff service fees in Vanderburgh, the problem has been solved. This was due to a minor configuration error in the State's system, and they just took care of it for us a couple of days ago. (Thanks!)

This means that when you file a summons in Vanderburgh County, at the bottom of the window where you upload your summons, you now have the option to add Sheriff's service:

How to prove to the Sheriff that you paid the fee.
This question has come up several times in Vanderburgh County, but this approach works for any county: When you submit an initial filing for a case, you will receive a "Notice of electronic filing" for each document. The first one of these you receive, (which is not necessarily the one for the summons) will show the fee details. Print that email, highlight the part that shows the Sheriff's fee, and attach it to the front of  three copies of the paperwork to be served, and send or hand-deliver it to the Sheriff's office.  [Update: on 7/11, we learned that you should also include the Notice of Acceptance. Details here.]

As always, please feel free to give us a call if you have any questions about this or any other aspect of e-filing. Call 866-369-7671 or email We are here to help. 

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