Costs for Civil Process

The Bucks County Sheriff's Office is now serving all civil process.

Civil Service Rates: Filed & Served in Bucks County & out of County/State Papers

$30 is added to the initiation of any action or legal proceeding for Sheriff's Computer Fund. Along with regular fees as follows: (If you are paying a deposit for Personal Property and Real Estate this fee will be taken out of your deposit)

Number of DefendantsFee
1 Defendant$64
2 Defendant$91
3 Defendant$118
4 Defendant$145
5 Defendant$172
6 Defendant$199
7 Defendant$226
8 Defendant$253
Over 8 DefendantsAdd $27 for Each


Additional Information

  • $10 Additional Fee to Notarize Affidavit of Service (Out of County or if your State or County requires it)
  • Interrogatories: Without Civil Action $64
  • Additional $21 if with Writ of Summons or Complaint
  • RULE 2958.1 is a Civil Action, does not need Prothonotary stamp, no time limit and no time on petitions.
  • Filed anywhere other than Bucks County and service is in Bucks County: same fee schedule as above.
  • Additional requirements for this type service:
    • One copy of civil paperwork for each defendant, Order of Service - filled out entirely.
    • Self-addressed stamped envelope and Check must be payable to the Bucks County Sheriff's Office.
    • No personal checks will be accepted.

Writs of Seizure

  • Required One Original Writ and One Copy for each Defendant: Deposit of $136

Need Detailed description, contact name, phone number, and email, name and phone of towing company and locksmith if there is a break and enter order.

Personal Property Filings

Call 215-348-6129  Please call to verify the needed documents.

ServiceFee
Claims for Exemption$12
Execution of WritsCall for Costs
Property Claims$30
Writ of Possession$155


Real Estate (Sheriff's Sale)

  • Call 215-348-6132
  • Deposit of $2,000

Civil Action Filed in Bucks County but Deputized to Another Pennsylvania Sheriff's Office

  • Call 215-348-6125
Number of DefendantsFee
1 Defendant$54
2 Defendant$78
3 Defendant$102
4 Defendant$102
5 Defendant$126
6 Defendant$150
Each Additional Defendant$24


Additional Information

  • Also a Check for the Deputized County to be Attached

Civil Action received from another Sheriff's Office in Pennsylvania or received from out of state will be charged at the filed and served in Bucks County Rate. The only exception is any action filed in the City of Philadelphia may be sent directly to the Bucks County Sheriff's Office with the proper filings and fee.