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U.S. Marshals Service

Northern District of California - Service of Process


USMS No Trespassing signThe Service of Process (Civil) and Asset Forfeiture Section is the primary office for the district for Process Service and AF management. USMS Seizures – Asset Forfeiture, Federal Debt Collection, and Civil – are scheduled and managed through this San Francisco office. This office also is the primary point of contact for out of district process to be served in Northern District of California.

Non-seizure process (Summons/Complaints, Subpoenas) issued in the district is served by the U.S. Marshals Office co-located with the court that issued the process (i.e. San Jose to the San Jose Marshal’s Office; Oakland to the Oakland Marshal’s office). All seizures (levies, attachments, arrests in rem, etc.) are handled in the San Francisco office. Process originating in another judicial district should be directed through the U.S. Marshals office serving the district in which it was issued.

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