The Civil Process and Warrants Unit is a Part of the Uniform and Field Services Division. The Civil Process and Warrants Unit is charged with statutory responsibility of serving and returning judicial process. This unit serves criminal warrants from any Court having jurisdiction and obtaining fugitive warrants for those jurisdictions outside of South Carolina. Each year, the Civil Process and Warrant Unit deputies, supervisors and office staff work together to process and serve thousands of civil process and criminal warrants.
A detailed case management system enables the Civil Process and Warrants Unit to effectively and efficiently administer process by serving criminal and civil writs. Criminal arrest warrants issued from county or state courts and family arrest orders are examples of criminal writs served.
Domestic violence orders of protection, notice of evictions, summons and complaints, subpoenas, writs of executions and family court rules are examples of civil writs served. The overall effectiveness of the judicial system is dependent upon this section's efficient and expeditious service of these, as well as many other types of civil and criminal writs.