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Civil Processes

Evictions (Writ of Restitution)

*Moratorium on evictions extended through June 30th, 2021*

An eviction (Writ of Restitution) is the action of expelling someone, especially a tenant, from a property; expulsion or "the forced eviction of residents". The court follows the tenant-landlord act of the State of Washington. More information can be found under the Revised Code of Washington RCW 53.12, RCW 59.18, and RCW 59.20.

Once the court has issued a final Writ of Restitution, the Sheriff's Office requires a fee of $100.00 and the following documents to proceed:

~ Certified, stamped Writ of Restitution

~ Request for Storage form

~ Eviction intake sheet

Eviction date/time will be set upon receiving said documents. The Island County Sheriff's Office follows the Washington State Revised Code of Washington's guidelines on timeframes of service and the final eviction date.

Sale of Real Property 

Sheriff’s Sales are “judicial foreclosures”. The order to sell comes from the Superior Court Clerk.  We are selling only the judgment debtor’s interest in the real estate.  It is subject to existing liens and encumbrances.  Our office has limited information about the sale property since we do not need to know any information other than the address and legal description to conduct our sales.  There is no possibility for potential purchasers to view the interior of the structure prior to the sale.

Our office requires:

~ A detailed letter of instruction to include physical and legal description of property; Assessor’s tax parcel number; redemption period; interest rate; attorney of record; service address of judgment debtors. 

~Original + three (3) copies of the Writ of Execution or Order of Sale

~ Copy of Judgment

~ Sheriff’s Fee of $350.00

~ Auditor’s Fee of $103.50 (increases to $203.50 as of July 25, 2021) for the first page and $1.00 for each additional page.  The packet to include the Auditor’s Indexing Page, your Order of Sale or Writ of Execution and the Sheriff’s Notice of Execution of Real Property.

~ Items needed prior to sale:  Affidavit of Mailing and bid letter, which should include an itemized list of the total amount due at the time of sale and the amount of credit bid.  This information must be received prior to the sale. 

Sheriff’s sales of real property are held on Friday mornings at 10:00 a.m. on the front steps of the Law and Justice Center.

If you bid at the sale, you must provide payment via check made payable to the Island County Superior Court Clerk’s Office by 2 p.m. that day or the sale will go to the next highest bidder.

A Sheriff’s Deed will be issued upon request after the redemption period expires.  To Issue a deed we require:

~ Original Certificate of Sale

~ Copy of the Order Confirming Sale

~ Sheriff's fee of $60.00 

Service of Process

The Island County Sheriff's Office offers service of process for civil documents upon requested (for a fee) and as required by the courts. Documents may be mailed or dropped off.

Mailed documents should include the following:

~ documents to be served

~ a letter of instruction to include a physical address for the individual being served as well as a mailing address for the individual requesting service.

Service Intake

~ check or money order


Our service of process fees are as follows:

Service on one individual................$60

Service on two individuals

at same address...............................$75

Service in the jail...............................$30

For additional information about Service of Process requirements please contact the court in which the documents are issued.​​​​

Documents are only accepted at the following location:

Island County Law & Justice Building 
2nd Floor
101 NE Sixth St
Coupeville, WA  98239

Monday through Friday except holidays or county closures: 8 am to 4:30 pm

You may mail documents depending on the carrier to:


Island County Sheriff's Office

Law & Justice Building

2nd Floor

Attn: Civil

101 N.E. Sixth Street

Coupeville, WA 98239



Island County Sheriff's Office

Attn: Civil

PO Box 5000

Coupeville, WA 98239

Payment options

  • Cash or personal check

No Credit or debit cards, please.