|| Eau Claire County Sheriff's Office
The Civil Process Unit of the Eau Claire County Sheriff’s Office serves legal documents throughout the county, performs evictions, and enforces the orders of the court.
To more effectively assist you in serving your papers we will need to know information about the person(s) to be served such as home and work addresses, a physical description (if you have one), phone numbers, and vehicle information. We cannot serve your papers unless you provide a current physical address. We require a full set of paperwork to serve upon each person, plus a copy of the front page of the papers that we will attach to the affidavit that is returned to you. Be sure to include your contact information – including a complete mailing address and phone number.
Papers to Serve form (recommended but not necessary)
Mail documents to:
Eau Claire County Sheriff's Office
Attn: Civil Process
721 Oxford Avenue Suite 1400
Eau Claire, WI 54703
SERVICE OF PAPERS
As of January 2013, we require prepayment for service of papers. The county board set the fees at $75 which shall be prepaid and non-refundable for up to three service attempts of a paper, for each defendant or person. The sheriff shall charge a $75 fee, which shall be prepaid and non-refundable for each additional service attempt requested. The fees for the seizure of property or an eviction, shall be as follows; the sheriff shall provide an estimated bill, which shall be prepaid prior to performing the seizure or eviction. When a deputy stand-by is required there is a charge per hour for the deputy’s time. Example of a stand-by would be when persons are evicted and a moving company is removing property, a deputy would stand-by to maintain order, but not to actively assist in the moving of the property, etc.
You can call 715-839-5160 for the current hourly charge.
The sheriff shall charge a fee of $150, which shall be prepaid and non-refundable for the posting of and conducting of the sheriff sale.
Foreclosure notices are posted by the Eau Claire County Sheriff’s Office in the main lobby of the courthouse on Oxford Avenue, on the Eau Claire County Sheriff's Office Website and, if located outside the City of Eau Claire, in the township where the property is located.
If there are questions regarding the property, you will need to contact the attorney listed on the lower left-hand corner of the notice. It is the responsibility of the bidder to check for back taxes, liens, judgments, etc. that are attached to the property.
A sheriff’s deputy holds the sale, being a fair and impartial party. The sale is in the form of an auction. The highest bidder is awarded the property.
The successful bidder must post 10% of the winning bid at the time of the sale. It is to be in the form of cash, money order, or cashier’s check. Personal checks are not accepted. PLEASE NOTE: As of October 1, 2013, the Sheriff’s Office will strictly enforce the terms of sale, including requiring the 10% deposit immediately upon the close of the sale. Persons will no longer be allowed to return later in the day with the necessary cash or check.
Successful bidders on a foreclosure property will find additional information on the "Foreclosure Sales Basic Information for Succsssful Bidders" handout, from the Eau Claire County Clerk of Courts.
For a list of currently scheduled sales please click on the link below.
Foreclosure Sales Listings