The Civil Division is a state mandated service of the Sheriff's Office.  Its purpose and function is to serve and execute the various legal processes issued not only by and for the several non-criminal courts of the state and its subdivisions, but also for the legal community and the general public, the sworn staff is dedicated to civil enforcement and proper process service.

The Civil Division provides a variety of civil process which includes summons and complaints, subpoenas, small claims, wage garnishments, court ordered restraining orders, etc.

This office only serves and enforces documents in the Caribou County area. This includes the city limits of Soda Springs, Grace, Thatcher, Bancroft, Chesterfield, Wayan, and the Idaho side of Freedom and Auburn.  Please refer to the appropriate Sheriff's Office for service outside of Caribou County.

Department Supervisor
Ronni Athay

Civil Office Hours:
Monday - Thursday
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

9:00-11:45 a.m. & 1:00-5:00 p.m.

Excluding Holidays
(legal and Caribou County holidays, as specified by the Caribou County Commissioners)

Physical/Mailing Address:

Caribou County Sheriff
Attn: Civil Division
475 E 2nd S
Soda Springs, Idaho


Phone: (208) 547-2561 x 2
Facsimile: (208) 547-0252

For civil process packets to be served, make sure to include:

1.    All documents must be accompanied by a letter of instruction, signed and  dated by the attorney of record or the plaintiff if there is no attorney as per Idaho Code 31-2211. The instructions must include who is to be served and the physical address where service is to be made. You may provide more than 1 address as long as all addresses are located within Caribou County.

2.    The document(s) to be served (original writs of execution, summons, complaints, etc.)

3.    Appropriate numbers of copies of the paper to be served. (2 for most services, 3 for writs/garnishments)

4.    A check payable to the Caribou County Sheriff's Office for $50.00 or fee
       indicated in the fee schedule located here.

5.    A self addressed stamped envelope for writs of execution addressed to the

6.    For Writs of Execution involving a bank garnishment, a check for $7.00 made
        payable to the financial institution where documents will be served.

Our office strives to assist with information pertaining to procedural questions in regards to the civil paper process, but we can not provide legal advice or legal documents. If assistance is needed with a legal situation, an attorney will need to be contacted.

*A processing fee will be added to all Credit Card Payments.

For our full fee schedule, CLICK HERE.