General Information

The Sheriff's Office fee for In-State service is $15.00. 

ANY document file stamped by the Court Clerk’s Office will be charged the $15.00 fee. If no fee is included or anything less than $15 is received, the paper will be returned to the filing party with a note in the return field of “insufficient funds received for service."

The Sheriff's Office fee for Out-of-State service is $50.00.

For civil documents received from plaintiffs whose case(s) are filed in a court outside the State of Kansas and requesting service in Johnson County, there will be $50.00 fee per person or business, per address, to be served. For more information on fees, please review our Out-of-State instructions document.

The purpose of the Civil Division is to carry out duties according to statutes that give the Sheriff authority to collect monies or property on delinquent taxes, insufficient funds from a worthless check and to enforce the laws with in the state of Kansas regarding vehicle registration.

The Civil Division is assigned to serve Civil Court documents issued from the various courts of Johnson County.

These Courts would include District Court, Magistrate Court, Probate Court, and Juvenile Court. Civil process is also received from other counties within the State of Kansas as well as Out-of-State district courts. The Johnson County Sheriff's Office Civil Division will not serve process from the Federal Courts.

There are certain Service Fees associated with the service of Civil process. Once Service Fees are collected, they are non-refundable.

The Sheriff's Office DOES NOT accept Civil Process by FAX machine.

The Civil Division also collects Delinquent Tax owed from any unpaid previous Johnson County Property Tax Bills. The Civil Division is located in Suite 1800 in the Johnson County District Courthouse at:

  • 150 W Santa Fe Suite 1800, Olathe, KS 66061
  • General Information Line (913)715-5250 Fax: (913)715-5228
  • Office Hours Mon-Fri 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. CST
  • After hours you can leave a voicemail, or for immediate assistance, call 911.  If it is not an emergency, please call Communications at (913)782-0720.