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Delivery of court papers
The Sheriff's department is required by law to serve legal documents, which may include a summons to appear, a subopena to testify, of an order of sale. More than 150,000 papers are served each year.

Capt. Jim Bradberry currently oversees the division.

Indiana Requests:
Fee: $ 13, payable to the Elkhart County Sheriff's Department (if the request is mailed, please mail to Attn: Process Division, 26861 C.R. 26, Elkhart, IN 46517)
Information needed:
-Addresses and names of people to be served;
-The original summons and two copies (the original will be returned, one copy for service and one copy to be mailed if the papers were posted or left with someone);
-Any other special instructions

Out of State Requests
Fee: $60, made payable to the Elkhart County Sheriff's Department (mail to Attn: Process Division, 26861 C.R. 26, Elkhart, IN 46517)
Information needed:
-Addresses and names of people to be served;
-The original summons and two copies (the original will be returned, one copy for service and one copy to be mailed if the papers were posted or left with someone);
-A self-addressed stamped envelope;
-Any other special instructions

Please note: If the state of locality where the request is initiated requires a specific return affidavit for signatures, the form must be included with the original request. If no such form is included, the Elkhart County Sheriff's Department will use our local form.

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