Civil Process Division

The Civil Process Division is responsible for the service of subpoenas and other court documents within Penobscot County.  Other court documents include: divorce, family matters, law suits, civil disputes, landlord-tenant notices, etc.  The division is self-supporting in revenue. Two full-time civil deputies manage the document service in the Greater Bangor area, and other part-time civil deputies are assigned papers in the outlying areas of Penobscot County.

If you wish to have legal service of civil process, please forward it to our office by either of the following:

(1) Deliver it to our office in person at: 

          85 Hammond Street in Bangor, ME   (Between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm – Monday thru Friday)

(2) Mail it to our office at:  
         Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office
         Civil Process Division
         P.O. Box 943
         Bangor, ME  04402

Contact information:
         Office number:  (207) 947-4585 

Please include all of the following with your paperwork:  The original document, a copy for service, your telephone number, your return address, and deposit for service (see below).  Please complete the SERVICE INFORMATION FORM (below) and include it with your paperwork.  If you have a document from the court that allows for you to have civil process served at the court’s expense, please include a copy of that court document.

SERVICE INFORMATION FORM (click to download form)

Please provide as much information as possible as to the location of the person to be served.  This will keep costs down by eliminating unnecessary travel.


A $50.00 deposit is required on all civil process paperwork.   (Civil Orders of Arrest - $75.00)

Our office accepts cash, money orders, or checks.  (All returned checks are subject to a $25.00 return check fee.)

We do not accept credit or debit cards.

Please make all money orders and checks payable to:  Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office

This deposit covers the initial cost of the service, mileage, and other fees of the paperwork being served.

Any unused portion of your deposit (over $5.00) will be returned to you in a check.  If your service exceeded your deposit, you will receive a notice of the total amount due.

Attorney’s Offices:  (Within the State of Maine):            No deposit required.

                                 (Outside of the State of Maine):     Call or e-mail our office before sending paperwork.

Expedited service – please contact our office for email information.

Our civil deputies and office personnel cannot by law give out legal advice.  They can only explain service procedures. 

Division Supervisor: Sgt. Lewis Beal Jr.  

Court Forms: