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Sheriff's Civil and Criminal Process Docket Books, 1932-1959

Identifier: Series-129

Scope and Contents

Sheriff's Civil and Criminal Process Docket Books document the service of process to parties in a lawsuit. Service of process is the procedure by which the parties are given notice that they must respond to a court proceeding. Notice is furnished by delivering a set of court documents (called "process") to the person being served.

Docket books may contain the following: case number; court; names of plaintiff and defendant; type of process served; name of officer serving; name of parties served; location process was served; date received, date served and date returned; fees or mileage incurred; and expense chargeable to the county.

The earliest docket book (Docket Book A) includes loose pages of Sheriff's notes dated January 1942 and January 1943. Docket Book 1 includes a letter dated October 8, 1958 from Robert C. Vitatoe to Director Grout of the State Dept. of Parole regarding his parole status.


  • Record Keeping: 1932
  • Record Keeping: 1943
  • Record Keeping: 1945-1959


Conditions Governing Access

Archives collection material is non-circulating, requires staff retrieval and is available for use by appointment in the reading room.


1.90 Cubic Feet (Six volumes)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred to the Archives by the Sheriff's Office in 2000.

Processing Information

Processed by Ronda Frazier in 2012.

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Repository Details

Part of the Jefferson County Archives Repository

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