Service of Civil Subpoenas on Napa County Sheriff-Coroner's Office Peace Officers and Civilian Employees (Pursuant to Duties Performed) CIVIL WITNESS FEE DEPOSIT AND PROCEDURES FOR SERVICE OF PEACE OFFICERS AND CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES OF THE NAPA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE (Govt. Code § 68097.1, 68097.2 and § 68096.1)
1. A $35.00 service/file opening fee plus $275.00 deposit per employee, per day subpoenaed, for a total of $310.00 (Note: You may be responsible for the payment of additional funds should the Sheriff’s costs exceed the deposit).
2. Mileage costs to and from the hearing location, and meal cost. 3. The original subpoena plus 2 copies of the Subpoena 4. A letter of instruction to the Sheriff office, signed by the attorney of record to open a file for deposit of monies for witness fees, and subpoena for the appearance of Sheriff's employee.
The employee may be on his/her days off, on vacation, or unavailable during the time that you bring the subpoena for service. Generally the Sheriff's Office requires 5 days to serve the employee in time to appear for the court date. If the court date is less than 5 days from the time you bring the subpoena we may not have enough time to make the employee available for court appearances. It would be best if you submitted the subpoena to our office at least two weeks prior to the court date. You can mail or bring the Subpoena and 2 copies, $310,plus mileage and meal cost to: Napa Sheriff-Coroner Civil Division1535 Airport Blvd Napa, CA 94558