Civil Process Service

What is Civil Process Service

Civil process is the processing and serving of legal and court documents such as:



Civil documents are served on behalf of individuals, private attorneys, the Court, County departments and agencies.  Our Civil Deputies serve papers throughout all Cumberland County communities.

 Once Civil papers reach our office the time it will take for service will depend on how quickly our Civil Deputy can make contact with the recipient.  Please provide as much information as possible about the recipient to include, correct phone number(s), address and even a working schedule.  This information will aid us in getting your papers served as quickly as possible.

Fees for Service

Fees for service must be paid by money order and must be paid upon request for service.


Hours of Operation

Civil Service hours of operation at the Sheriff's Office in Portland are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, and closed on all legal holidays.

The Civil Office is located at :

                                                The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office
                                                Law Enforcement Center
                                                36 County Way
                                                Portland, Maine  04102

Contact Us

 Our Civil Deputies would be happy to answer any questions you may have about serving your civil paperwork.  Call us at:   

(207) 774-1444 ext. 2101