Justice Services/Civil Process

FOR QUESTIONS ABOUT SERVICE OF PROCESS PLEASE CONTACT 763-324-5030

The Justice Services Division is a diverse unit responsible for many law enforcement services including:

  • Civil process
  • Courthouse security
  • Prisoner transport
  • Records and data entry

Civil Unit

The Civil Unit is responsible for providing timely service of legal court documents such as:

  • Domestic Abuse Orders for Protection
  • Harassment Restraining Orders
  • Orders for Seizure
  • Mental Health Commitment Orders

If you have questions as to the status of process of service or other general civil questions, please contact us by phone at 763-324-5030.

Court Security Unit

The Court Security Unit is responsible for maintaining order and security in the courthouse. The supervisors responsible for this unit are Sergeant Andy Knotz and Sergeant Matt Woitel, 763-324-5075.

Prisoner Transport Unit

The Prisoner Transport Unit provides services as directed by court orders, warrants, extraditions, medical appointments, and civil commitments. The unit transports prisoners to court and medical facilities and travels to prisons and jails around the state on warrant pick-ups, writs, etc. The unit is also responsible for extradition of prisoners throughout the United States.

The supervisor responsible for this unit is Sergeant Andy Knotz, 763-324-5075.

Records Unit

The Records Unit is responsible for the collection and production of all documents created during the course of criminal investigations. The unit also has responsibility for entering and tracking lost and stolen property through a state and national database known as the CJIS system. Items entered into this system include:

  • Vehicles
  • Boats
  • Guns
  • Missing persons
  • Runaway juveniles

Request for copies of reports can be made at the Sheriff's Office located at 13301 Hanson Boulevard NW Andover, MN 55304. Our office hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. You may also call 763-324-5050.

This site is intended as a guide to Civil Process for the citizens of Anoka County. The information contained herein is meant to answer the most common questions received by office staff. THE INFORMATION PROVIDED HEREIN IS INTENDED ONLY TO BE A GENERAL OUTLINE OF THE PROCEDURES THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOLLOWS. IT IS INFORMATIONAL ONLY AND YOU SHOULD NEVER RELY ON THIS INFORMATION AS LEGAL ADVICE TO YOU. IF YOU ARE UNSURE OF HOW TO PROCEED, YOU SHOULD PROTECT YOURSELF BY CONSULTING A LAWYER ABOUT WHAT YOU SHOULD DO IN YOUR INDIVIDUAL SITUATION. LAWS IN THIS AREA ARE COMPLICATED AND A LAWYER CAN SUGGEST THE APPROPRIATE COURSE OF LEGAL ACTION TO TAKE IN YOUR CASE. THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE CANNOT GIVE YOU LEGAL ADVICE NOR CAN IT RECOMMEND ANY SPECIFIC LAWYER OR LAW FIRM.

With every process brought to the Sheriff's Office for service, please complete and submit this form (PDF).