Clinton County Sheriff



Civil Division



Civil Division Window

The Civil Division of the Clinton County Sheriff's Office is responsible for the enforcement of all civil process in the county. This division handles matters received from courts, from attorneys, and from many Clinton County residents.

The Civil Division is responsible for numerous services and enforcement of these services, including but not limited to summonses, Income and Property executions, evictions, and subpoenas. Also included are Family Court papers and orders of protection.

With any questions regarding service of process, fees, or other civil matters contact:

Civil Office Main Line: 518-565-4320
Civil Office Fax Number: 518-565-4383
Jason Cerone – Civil Manager: 518-565-4344
Darleen Merkel – Principal Account Clerk: 518-565-4337


NEED AN ATTORNEY? Legal Assistance    
Click the links to PDF’s below for our Fee Schedule and Mileage Chart:    
Fee Schedule  

Specific Civil Process:

Mileage Chart
Eviction Policy Information:
Eviction Policy
Acknowledgement of Receipt of Eviction Policy
Eviction Cancellation Form (CCSO-061)

The correct amount of copies for all papers to be served must be received:

  • Property Executions: Original plus 4 copies (front and back)
  • Property Executions must have exemption notices attached to each copy
  • Income Executions: Original plus 6 copies (front and back)
  • Other Civil Papers: 3 copies for each defendant
  • Eviction Process: 3 Day Notice & Notice Of Petition (Notice To Tenants) Original Plus 2 copies
  • Warrant Of Eviction - Original Plus 2 copies

Other Items of Interest:

Collecting a Money Judgment - WIRY interview

Eviction Process - WIRY interview

Computing withholding on Income Executions - noted author / lecturer acknowledges Clinton County Sheriff's Dept.


Other Helpful Links:


Manufactured Home Tenants’ Rights

Legal forms for Landlord tenant matters (Summary Proceedings) and other matters can be found by clicking on:

A PDF version of the “Tenants’ Rights Guide” from the NYS Attorney General can be found by clicking on:

A PDF Version of “A Guide to Small Claims in the NYS City, Town, and Village Courts” can be found by clicking on:


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DISCLAIMER: This web page is provided for informational purposes only and is not meant as a substitute for legal advice.