Warrant / Civil Unit

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Sgt. Derrick Voss

Warrant Unit Commander

The Warrant/Civil Unit processes serve and maintains all local warrants and assist other counties with serving their warrants locally. Other responsibilities of this unit include placing and releasing holds with the GA Department of Corrections and arranging felony extraditions.

The Warrant/Civil Unit also serves and maintains all civil processes for the county, as well as all evictions, TPOs, patient transports for mental evaluations, court-ordered stand-bys, Levy FI FA’s, and Sheriff Sales. This division serves all court and private subpoenas.

The Warrant/Civil Unit coordinates its efforts with the Cherokee County Justice Center, District Attorney’s office, Solicitor’s office, Probation offices, Department of Juvenile Justice, Department of Corrections as well as local and out-of-state law enforcement agencies.

The following links are provided to answer common questions:

Requirements for Civil Service by Cherokee Sheriff’s Office
FiFa Collection Procedures
Landlord Eviction Guidelines

The Cherokee Sheriff’s Office will not collect or solicit payment for warrants nor fines via telephone or any other automated service. 

If you have additional questions call (678) 493-4251.



      • Serving copy of process and returning original, per copy………………. $50.00
      • Serving summons of garnishment or rule against garnishee……………. $50.00
      • *Each additional copy above the first the fee is…………………………… $6.00
      • Serving a witness subpoena……………………………………………… $10.00
      • *Notice of Deposition(Duces Tecum) or *Production of Evidence w/Entry of Service form……………………… $50.00

Frequently Asked Questions

  • The civil division has over 1000 active civil papers and subpoenas to be served spread over 16 zones throughout the county, all served by 6 deputies. Therefore, the approximate time for papers to be served is 4-6 weeks. It should also be noted that some papers can only be served personally, so it may take longer than 4-6 weeks to serve those papers.


    • I called your office and scheduled a time to pick up my civil papers. Where are you located and what are your hours?
      • After you have scheduled a time with our office to pick up your papers, you can pick them up at 498 Chattin Dr, Canton, GA between the hours of 8:30am – 4:30pm. If you did not call to make an appointment, you cannot pick up your civil papers.
    • I have civil papers that need to be served to me but I don’t get home until after 5pm. What should I do?
      • Please call our office at 678-493-4251 and request that we attempt service at your address after 5pm. We will inform you of the date of the next evening service that your papers will be attempted.
    • Can I call to check the status of the service of my documents?
      • Please wait at least one week after filing the papers with our office to call for a status check. Your proof of service or list of diligence will be promptly mailed to you following the successful/unsuccessful service of your documents.
    • I was served civil papers and told I had 30 days to respond. How do I respond?
      • Your papers will have specific instructions on how to respond but you can respond in one of two ways: