Sumner County, KS
Darren Chambers, Sheriff
Civil Process Division
Sumner County Sheriff's Office
610 E. Hillside
Wellington, KS 67152
The Civil Process Section is assigned to serve court documents issued from Sumner County, the
various courts throughout the state and out-of-state district courts. These documents include but are
not limited to criminal and civil summons, CINC (child in need of care) papers, garnishments, hearings
to appear, income withhold orders, juvenile papers, notice to appears, contempt of court citations,
orders of replevin, orders to appear and show cause, protection from abuse orders, subpoenas, tax
warrants, writs of execution and restitution, etc.
Until 2004 the Kansas Sheriff’s were required by statute to serve all court documents at no cost to the
plaintiffs. Per 2004 HB 2293, there is a service fee of $15 for serving civil process within the State of
Kansas. This fee applies to each address served. This assists to some degree to offset the costs of
This outline is provided by the Sumner County Sheriff for general informational purposes only. It is not
intended as legal advice or as a complete statement of the law regarding any Civil or Criminals
proceedings. The procedures described in this outline are subject to change at any time dependent
upon changes in state law and County policies. It is your responsibility to determine and verify all
information that you may need, or upon which you may rely.
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