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. Civil process servers are reimbursed by the person requesting service for the service of all documents and related service costs. The division is self-supporting in revenue. Two full-time servers manage the document service in the Greater Bangor area, and other part-time servers 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 at: 85 Hammond Street in Bangor, ME

      (Between 9:00 am and 5:00 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


A deposit is required on all civil process paperwork sent to the agency for service; with the exception of those sent by an attorney’s office. They will be billed.

  • Bangor/Brewer/Hampden/Veazie- $40.00 deposit submitted with paperwork
  • All other communities- $50.00 deposit

You will be refunded for any service fees less than the deposit.

Small Claims

A citizen may file a small claim for judgments less than $6000.00.  Generally these claims do not require the assistance of an attorney. Forms may be picked up directly at the court or at

Pro-se Questionnaire

A Guide To Small Claims Proceedings In The Maine District Court