Civil & Tax

UPSO Logo (2)CIVIL PROCESS

Civil law enforcement is the original function of a Sheriff’s office. In old England the first sheriffs were selected by the King to collect taxes and that is still a substantial part of our duties today, even though the Sheriff is an elected official.

It has been said that the law is 90 percent civil and 10 percent criminal. This is, most likely, the origin of the saying, ‘possession is 9/10 of the law’ because civil law does indeed deal with people’s Real and Personal possessions.

Some of the Things We Do
The Union Parish Sheriff’s Office has the responsibility of serving and executing court-issued documents.

Tax Collector
Cash payments can be accepted during normal business hours only.
Payments sent in by mail can be personal checks, money order or cashiers check; please include the portion of your tax statement that is needed to credit your account and put your assessment number on any form of payment.   Taxes may be paid online using this website.
Citations
Citations’ issued by Union Parish Sheriff’s Office and the Louisiana State Police can be paid by cash during normal business hours. Payments remitted by mail must be in the form of money order or cashiers check, the original citation MUST accompany your payment. Personal Checks are NOT accepted by mail or in person for payment on citations. Call 318-368-2510  for information on fine amounts.
Court Fines
Cash payments accepted during normal business hours only.
Personal Checks are NOT accepted by mail or in person for payment of court cost.

Processing of all:
Criminal Subpoenas
Civil Subpoenas
Restraining Orders
Seizure and Sale of movable and non-moveable property – SALE EVERY WEDNESDAY at 10 AM in the Front Lobby of the Sheriff’s Office at 710 Holder Road, Farmerville. (See this website for listing of sale items and dates.)

Some Things We DO NOT Do

The Sheriff’s Office has the authority and duty to intervene in matters of a criminal nature. This is not true in civil matters. In order for the Sheriff’ to become involved in anything of a civil nature, he must have a court-issued document in hand that specifies certain actions that he must take on behalf of the plaintiff. The deputies of the Union Parish Sheriff are not attorneys and as such are not able to give any legal advice. We urge anyone with legal concerns to contact an attorney.

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