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Smyth County Sheriff's Office
Warrant and Civil Process Division
The Criminal Warrant Office is responsible for the service of all criminal warrants and capiases issued by the courts. In 2015, approximately 2,954 criminal warrants/papers were served.
Captain Mark Blevins is responsible for serving criminal warrants.
If you have information regarding someone with an outstanding warrant, please call (276) 782-4056 or use our online tips/contact form.
Civil Process Division
Captain Mark Blevins supervises the Civil Process Division. The deputy responsible for serving civil papers is Sgt. Tony Morris.
In 2015, approximately 14,030 civil papers were served. Civil papers include subpoenas, writs, show causes, garnishments, summons, and warrants in debt throughout the County of Smyth. They also execute evictions, levies on property, sales and seizures of property.
For information regarding a civil paper, you may reach the Smyth County Sheriff's Office Civil Division at (276) 782-4056.
To start the eviction process:
- Send (registered letter with return receipt requested is
recommended) a five-day Pay or Quit Notice (for non-payment of rent), or
send or have served upon the tenant, a 30-day Notice (for any other
- File for possession of the property with a Summons for Unlawful
Detainer in General District Court (tenant is unlawfully "detaining"
- Once judgment is granted and no appeal has been noted by the
defendant, then a Writ of Possession can be filed. The Writ of
Possession gives authority to the Sheriff to provide protection in order
for the plaintiff to remove the belongings of the tenant.