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Sunday, December 2, 2012

Sheriff Wants to Charge Actual Cost of Serving Civil Writs

Sheriff Wants to Charge Actual Cost of Serving Civil Court Writs
 
What a novel concept.  Here is a TV news story about a Nebraska Sheriff acknowledging that they are losing money every time they serve civil process.  They estimate that they are losing about 100K per year.  And to make matters worse the taxpayers foot the bill for the 100K loss. 
 
 

"The Hall County Sheriff says he is looking for different solution to cover costs so people who are not using the service, don't have to pay for it.
 
About 10,000 civil court papers are served every year in Hall County.
"We are losing about $10.17 per paper we serve," said Hall County Sheriff Jerry Watson.
 
Fees set by the legislature help this sheriff's office recoup some of those costs, but it all adds up.
 
"Just for easy figuring it's $300,000, is what it's costing us and we're collecting $200,000 of that so we are short $100,000," said Sheriff Watson."