Do I need to evict someone even if there is no lease?
Usually if the person(s) is living at the residence with or without a lease for any period of time, the landlord must go through the eviction process to remove a tenant. Consult an attorney for answers to specific situations. Under Colorado law (C.R.S. 13-40-122(2)), a landlord who complies with the lawful direction of the deputy during an eviction shall be immune from civil or criminal liability for any damages to tenant's belongings during and after the execution of the eviction.
Where do I take my civil papers to be served by the Sheriff's Office?
Papers for service are only accepted from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Weld County Sheriff’s Office Administration Building, 1950 O St. in Greeley. The office is closed holidays and weekends. The person(s) you are serving must live or work in Weld County and you must provide an address for service. We do not research or release information/addresses. Please be advised that some employers do not allow us to serve civil process at their place of business.
Is there a fee to serve civil papers?
There are fees set by state statute based on the type of document and number of parties being served. In addition, there is a mileage fee based on the city where the paper is to be served. If we are not able to serve your paper, you will get a separate partial refund.
Civil Process Fee(PDF, 181KB)
Civil Process Mileage Chart(PDF, 93KB)
When will my papers be served?
Papers received for service are prioritized according to the deadline set by state statute.
Where can I get civil forms?
Forms may be obtained in-person from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at the Weld County Courthouse, Centennial Center-Plaza South, 915 10th St. in Greeley.
You may also visit the Self-Help Center of the Colorado Judicial Branch.
Judicial Self-Help Information(PDF, 180KB)
How do I get a civil standby?
The Weld County Sheriff's Office won't conduct a civil standby without a court order. If the standby request is because you were served a Protection Order, contact law enforcement in the city where you need to get your belongings.
How do I get a Civil Temporary Protection Order?
File paperwork from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Weld County Courthouse, 915 10th St. in Greeley. For more information, call (970) 475-2400.
Once a Protection Order has been issued by a judge, you can have any person over the age of 18 who isn't a party in the case serve the documents. The documents can also be served by the Weld County Sheriff's Office by paying the appropriate fees, if any.
The person(s) you are serving must live in Weld County and you must provide an address for service. We do not research or release information/addresses.
Temporary Protection Order Information Sheet(PDF, 173KB)
When are Sheriff's Sales held?
Sheriff Sales are held at 10 a.m. on the scheduled day in the lobby of the Weld County Sheriff's Office Administration Building, 1950 O Street in Greeley. Sheriff’s Sales are held only after publication in the local newspaper.
Sheriff Sale Checklist(PDF, 322KB)