The Civil Division of the Otsego County Sheriff's Office is located in the Otsego County Public Safety Building at 172 Cty Hwy 33W, Cooperstown, NY 13326.
The civil office is opened Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. It is closed on weekends and legal holidays.
The State of New York mandates that all County Sheriff's Offices provide a Civil Process Division. The purpose of the Civil Office is to serve and execute the numerous legal processes issued by many non-criminal courts of the County, State of New York, as well as other States and Countries.
The Otsego County Office Sheriff's Office, Civil Division, is the enforcement arm for all courts including city, county, state and federal jurisdictions and also includes small claims courts. Among the legal processes served for the general public and the courts are income and property executions, notices, summonses and subpoenas and warrants of eviction.
The Sheriff of the County is authorized to collect monies by way of income executions (wage garnishments) and property executions. The Sheriff also has the authority to seize property and sell it at a Sheriff's sale. The proceeds from the Sheriff's sale are then applied to satisfy the judgement.
To contact the Civil Division call
or write to:
Otsego County Office of the Sheriff
172 County Highway 33W
Cooperstown, New York 13326