CIVIL OFFICES

To determine the correct office for your case, please see our Offices by Community page.
* Registered Process Server levies and garnishments are processed through the San Diego office only.

CHULA VISTA CIVIL OFFICE

Office Location
Chula Vista Civil Office
500 Third Avenue, Suite 140
Chula Vista, CA 91910 Google Map
Phone: (619) 691-4543
Fax: (619) 691-4625

Office Hours: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Phone Hours: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Open Monday through Friday - Excluding holidays

EL CAJON CIVIL OFFICE

Office Location
El Cajon Civil Office
250 E. Main Street
El Cajon, CA 92020 Google Map
Phone: (619) 441-4564
Fax: (619) 441-4068

Office Hours: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Phone Hours: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Open Monday through Friday - Excluding holidays

SAN DIEGO CIVIL OFFICE

Mailing Address *
San Diego County Sheriff Civil Division
PO Box 85306
San Diego, CA 92186-5306
* The PO Box should be used for all mail service via the United States Postal Service.

Main Civil Office
San Diego Civil Office
1409 4th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101 Google Map
Phone: (619) 544-6401
Fax: (619) 236-2007


Office Hours: Public- 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Process Servers - 9:00 am to 11:00 am and 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Phone Hours: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Open Monday through Friday - Excluding holidays


Hall of Justice Office
(Located on the 1st floor of the Hall of Justice, 330 W. Broadway, San Diego in Suite 112)

Office Hours: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Restraining Order Intake Only - 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
(No Process Server hours at this location)

Open Monday through Friday - Excluding holidays

VISTA CIVIL OFFICE

Office Location
Vista Civil Office
325 S. Melrose, Suite 2400
Vista, CA 92081 Google Map
Phone: (760) 940-2898
Fax: (760) 806-6215

Office Hours: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Phone Hours: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Open Monday through Friday - Excluding holidays

Courthouse Weapons Screening

To ensure the highest security, the San Diego Sheriff's Department provides weapons screening at each of the San Diego Courthouses and the County Administration Center. Every visitor is required to walk through a metal detector. All hand-carried bags, luggage and packages will be x-rayed or searched by hand. Devices used are harmless and represent no health hazard. Visitors may be asked to remove shoes, belts or other articles, including items in pockets. The purpose of the screening is to prevent restricted weapons or contraband from being brought into the courthouse.

The following items are among those not permitted in the courthouses even if licensed to carry them. The department will not hold the items for safekeeping:

  • Firearms
  • Knives (regardless of length)
  • Stun guns, mace or other harmful materials
  • Illegal drugs or alcoholic beverages

Please allow extra time for the screening process to ensure that you will not be late for any court appearances.