Teller County Sheriff's Civil Unit
Due to COVID-19, our public lobby is closed. The Civil Office is not accepting any non-emergent civil documents until further notice. If you have an emergency situation (temporary protection order or hearing) please contact Janice Hellman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 719-304-5704.
Services Provided Include:
Civil Process Information, Form and Fee Schedules
If you would like to request Processes for Service by mail, please print and complete the following form:
Civil Process for Service Form
You will also need to review the Service Fee and Mileage Schedule to see what service fees apply to your Process for Service request.
Enclose the following items:
• Completed Civil Process for Service Form
• Papers to be served
• Review the Service Fee and Mileage Schedule and determine the appropriate fees
• A check made out to TCSO
Teller County Sheriff's Office
Attn: Civil Division
PO Box 27 (USPS)
288 Weaverville Rd (FedEx or UPS)
Divide, CO 80814
If you have any questions, please call us at (719) 304-5704
Eviction Process Overview
The following information is not intended to be legal advice and does not address specific statutory and legal issues of evictions and Writs of Restitution. Our intent is to provide general guidelines related to the Teller County Sheriff’s Office policy and procedure for executing a Writ of Restitution (evictions).
The forms referred to below can be found at the Colorado State Judicial Branch website
The Residential Eviction Process Consists of Three Steps:
1. Notice to Vacate, Notice to Quit (10 days notice effective 5/20/2019) - also referred to as the Landlord Eviction Form
• The property owner/manage can post this notice.
• Notice must state why the owner/manager wants the tenants to vacate and must give a time limit.
2. Summons in Forcible Entry and Unlawful Detainer - also referred to as Forcible Entry and Detainer (FED)
• If tenant fails to vacate, the property owner/manager must go to the Teller County Courthouse to obtain a Summons in Forcible Entry and Unlawful Detainer and be scheduled for a court date.
• May be served by a disinterested party over the age of 18
• Must be served or posted no later than 7 days prior to the Court hearing
3. Writ of Restitution (Eviction Order) - order to remove tenants and their possessions from the property.
• If the Court renders a verdict in favor of the property owner, they will issue a Writ of Restitution.
• The Writ of Restitution must be brought to the Sheriff’s Office civil division to schedule a date and time for the Writ to be executed (the actual eviction).
• The Writ of Restitution is posted at the property at least 48 hours before the Writ is executed.
• At the time of the eviction, the property owner/manager must have a crew available to move the tenant’s possessions to the curb. He/she must also arrange to have the locks changed at this time.