Service of Process

The Sheriff's Office is mandated to serve all papers directed to it by the Courts or private litigants and files returns with the courts. These documents include summonses, court process, court-ordered attachments and evictions and other related papers. The deputies are supported by an administrative staff who maintain the tracking process in the Sheriff's summons component in the Criminal Justice Information System and perform related clerical duties.

The current fees for service of process are as follows:

$5.00 for Maryland District Court Landlord and Tenant Notices Posting Service (as of 10/01/19)

$40.00 for Maryland District Court Landlord and Tenant Notices Personal Service (as of 10/1/19)

$40.00 for Maryland Process

$60.00 for out of state process

  • Checks should be made payable to the Talbot County Sheriff's Office.
  • There is a $2.00 fee for Notary if needed for out of state papers.
  • There are no fees for service of Domestic Violence-related process.

Note: Out of State Papers - At least one copy of the summons and complaint with a cover letter that describes any specific restrictions on service or other pertinent information. Also include location of person to be served and any other available information.

Please contact the Sheriff's Office at (410)822-1020 for additional information.

Mailing Address:

Talbot County Sheriff's Office
28712 Glebe Rd. Suite 1
Easton, MD 21601

Attachment Officer

The Attachment Officer is responsible for carrying out the execution of a variety of writs, including Writs of Execution, Attachments before Judgment, Replevins, Distress for rent and other specified court orders. This unit is also responsible for the attachment and/or seizure of personal property and the attachment of real property, as it pertains to certain writs.

Sheriff sales are held by public auction using an auctioneer designated by the Sheriff's Office. The purpose of the sale is to sell assets to satisfy court ordered judgments. The actual process of executing these various writs will vary with the type of writ and the instructions from the plaintiff and/or the plaintiff's attorney.

All attachments, replevins and sales executed by the Sheriff's Office will be conducted in accordance with the Annotated Code of Maryland, Maryland Rules and individual Sheriff's Office regulations.

For more information or questions, please callĀ  410-822-1020.

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