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Civil and Warrant Division

• Civil Process Report

Contact Maneka Glover   828-465-8320  Email Maneka Glover
Captain J.R. Beebe

Contact: Captain Jason Beebe
Phone: (828) 465-8337

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100 Government Drive
Newton, NC 28658


Mailing Address:
Post Office Box 385
Newton, NC 28658

Office Hours:
Mon - Fri, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

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Civil Process Deputies serve all civil papers directed. These duties include serving all civil papers directed to the Sheriff for service; receiving and accounting for all monies and fees collected as a result of civil actions. Serving these papers involve many things such as divorces, domestic violence orders, child custody, taking property and returning it to the rightful owners, selling property to satisfy judgements, restraining orders, arrest orders, and many other related matters. Seven deputies are assigned to the Civil Division. In 2015, these deputies were responsible for the service of 10,314 civil papers.

Civil Process papers can be mailed or hand delivered to the Catawba County Sheriff's Office at the Catawba County Justice Center, 100 S.W. Blvd, P.O. Box 385, Newton, North Carolina 28658.

Fees for Service of a Civil Process are; in-state $30.00 and out of state is $50.00 per paper served. There will be a fee of $1.00 for ejectment envelopes if they are not provided.

The Warrant Division Deputies serve Warrants, Criminal Summons and Show Cause Orders.

A Warrant is an official authorization which gives the power for law enforcement officials to engage in an activity. A Warrant can be an arrest of a suspected individual, searching of premises or else bringing an individual to court.

A Summons is also an official request made by a court for an individual to be present on a specific date and time to inquire after charges that have been made.

The main difference between Summons and Warrant is that a Warrant gives authority for law enforcement officials to perform an action, a Summons requests of the individual to be present for an inquiry. If an individual ignores the Summons then the next step would be the issue of a Warrant.

A Show Cause Order is a directive to appear in Court and prove why one should not be held in either civil or criminal contempt of Court. Failure to appear in Court for a Show Cause hearing will likely result in an Order for arrest, so attendance is mandatory.

  • A warrant is an official authorization which gives the power for law enforcement officials to engage in an activity.
  • A warrant can be an arrest of a suspected individual, searching of premises or else bringing an individual to court.
  • A summons, on the other hand, is also an official request made by a court for an individual to be present on a specific date and time to inquire after charges that have been made.
  • The main difference between summons and warrant is that while a warrant gives authority for law enforcement officials to perform an action, a summons requests of the individual to be present for an inquiry.
  • If an individual ignores the summons then the next step would be the issue of a warrant.


  • What are possible reasons for a Show Cause Order?

  • Failure to pay child support.
  • Failure to pay alimony.
  • Failure to comply with custody or visitation directives.
  • Failure to produce documents required in a Court Order.
  • Failure to do anything required by a Court Order.