The Steuben County Sheriff's Office Civil Division's responsibilities include the processing of all summonses, subpoenas, requests for levies, income and property executions, and warrants of eviction that are assigned or requested through the Sheriff's Office. The majority of these requests for services are then assigned to the Road Patrol Division for completion. The Civil Office handles approximately two million dollars per year in funds collected, which are then distributed to individuals or attorneys representing their clients. Fees collected for providing these services generate revenue for Steuben County's General Fund, which assists in reducing the tax levy on the citizens of Steuben County. The Civil Office also receives and processes all Civil Arrest Warrants and Orders of Protections issued from any Family Court across New York State, but primarily issued out of Steuben County Family Court.
The Steuben County Sheriff's Office Civil Division also is responsible for the seizure of tangible property and once seized this property is auctioned off at a date to be announced for sale to the highest bidder. These auctions are publically posted or published in advance and can also be found on the attached link on the Steuben County website.
The Civil Division is staffed by a Road Patrol Sergeant and (2) Civilian Account Clerk Typists. The Steuben County Sheriff's Office Civil Division was accredited by New York State in 2008 and reaccredited in 2016.
2021 Civil Office Activity
- Total Monies Received: $1,651,753.11
- Monies Paid to Creditors: $1,518,040.13
- Fees Paid to County Finance: $133,712.98
- Civil Papers Served: 2,240 (Summons, Evictions, Family Court, Income and Property Executions)
The Steuben County Sheriff's Office Civil Division was accredited by New York State in 2008, reaccredited in 2016, and is currently undergoing the New York State Reaccreditation Process for 2019.
Matt SorgeDeputy Sheriff-Sergeant
Patty GeorgeCivil Clerk
Jessie YarkaAccount Clerk Typist