The Judicial Services Division encompasses court security and the civil section.  The bailiffs ensure the safety of all personnel at the courthouse and work closely with the Judges to maintain proper decorum in the court proceedings.  The civil deputies and the clerks facilitate the service of civil process.

The Judicial Division includes the Court Security Deputies and Civil Process Deputies and the Civil Clerks.

The Court Security Deputies strive to provide a high degree of courteous and professional security to all persons whether involved in or just visiting the Judicial System within Columbia County. The Court Deputies are charged with maintaining proper courtroom decorum and procedure during the various proceedings coming before five judges and three hearing officers currently assigned to Columbia County. This includes assisting with the safety of judicial personnel, assistants, courthouse facility personnel along with the general public.

No Weapons of any type are allowed to be in the Columbia County Courthouse. Each visitor is screened through a comprehensive security station upon entry within. Anyone carrying a firearm into the Courthouse will be arrested per Florida State Statute 790.06 (12).[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]


The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office Civil Process is responsible for receiving, processing and serving or executing all judicial process received by the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office. The Civil Process carries out the responsibility of the sheriff, per Florida State Statute, the service of civil process, which includes:

  • Service of Subpoenas
  • Summonses
  • Other non-enforceable civil process

Execution of Enforceable Civil Process to include:

  • Writs of Possession
  • Writs of Replevin
  • Writs of Execution
  • Execution of Child Custody Orders
  • Service of Temporary & Final Injunctions for Protection

Each step in the civil process is extremely important. We word diligently to ensure that all laws have been addressed and adhered to throughout the process. The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office receives approximately 6000 request for process to be served per year. A detailed case management system enables Civil Process to efficiently administer process serving and execution of civil writs. A large portion of the overall effectiveness within the judicial system is dependent upon this sections efficient and expeditious service of these as well as many other types of civil process.


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