Teton County Sheriff's Office

   Teton County Idaho - 230 N Main St., Driggs ID 83422, (208) 354-2323

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The primary responsibility for our Civil personnel is to assist the general public and state in serving civil and court documents to individuals regarding civil and criminal actions being brought against them.


The Civil Processes Unit is responsible for booking, filing, serving and enforcing court orders and a variety of other documents issued by the garnishment, restraining orders and foreclosures of real or personal property. This is accomplished through the service of income and property executions, notices and a variety of other civil/criminal summonses, processes and complaints.
 
Civil process services must be done in strict compliance with Idaho Code. Timelines and accuracy in the service of legal documents, record keeping and returns to the Court are mandated by law. The service of Civil process is a primary responsibility of the Sheriff as defined in the Idaho Code. It is imperative that Civil deputies and office staff comply completely and precisely with the laws governing civil process.

Here a few tips on using our service:

  • Bring us the papers you want us to serve as soon as you can, with the best address where we can locate the individual who needs to be served.
  • The more time you allow us, the better chances that we will be successful on your behalf.
  • Remember that, although we are happy to serve ALL your papers, certain court documents such as Small Claims Summons, Summons and Complaints, Orders to Show Cause and Notices can be served by anyone over the age of 18 who is not a party to the action.
  • If your document is an enforcement document (Writ), the Sheriff's Office is the only agency that can serve this document.


Please remember that:

  • We cannot do your job for you. You must give us the address for the people we are to serve. If there is an identification problem, you must supply us a Social Security number or date of birth on the individual. It is your responsibility to provide all service information before submitting the papers to us.
  • We cannot provide legal advise. Many people attempt to utilize the Sheriff's Office as a place for legal advise, we can supply you with procedures that are required in order to perform a service, but we cannot supply you with how to get the required documents, only your attorney can advise you.


Note: Civil procedure is different than criminal procedure. In a criminal case, the Sheriff's Office represents the State of Idaho and performs criminal investigations. In civil cases, the TCSO is the intermediary party. The TCSO does not represent the plaintiff or the defendant in the case. You must have court-issued civil documents in your possession in order for the Sheriff's Office to assist you with service of the document.

If you have any questions please call Kayla Lafferty during business hours or email her at klafferty@co.teton.id.us, and she will get back to you.

Teton County Sheriff's Office Civil Divison

Civil Deputy - Kayla Laferty
klafftery@co.teton.id.us


Civil Office:
Phone: 208-354-8784
Fax:208-354-8028


Hours: Monday - Thursday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Process Fees

Standard Process Service: $70 Per Person, Per Process

Process Service Posting: $15.00

Contact the Civil Dvision