Civil Fees

The Hardin County Sheriff's Office is mandated by the Code of Iowa to charge fees for service of civil documents. Total Sheriff Fees for service will be billed after the service has been accomplished.

Return of Service


Pursuant to the Iowa Court Rules (Rules of Civil Procedure), after serving a document with a court case number, the Return of Service will be electronically filed with the appropriate Clerk of Court unless requested differently. 

If the case has not been entered into the Electronic Document Management System (EDMS), the Return of Service will be sent to the person or firm who requested the service after payment has been received by the Hardin County Sheriff's Office.

Pay for Services Online


The following services may be paid with a credit or debit card online. Please contact the Sheriff's Office at 641-939-8191 to request these services prior to paying online.

When paying for services online, you will be required to supply the following information:
  • Defendant first name
  • Defendant last name
  • Case #
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Services Available with Online Payment

Document Served
Applicable Fees
Original Notice
$30 for original person, plus mileage*
$20 for each additional person at the same address
$30 for each additional person, NOT at the same address
Warrant $35
Court Orders and Injunctions $30 plus mileage*
Subpoena (each)
$35 plus mileage*
Copy
$0.50 per page
Garnishment, Levy, Notice to Garnish and Interrogatories
$92
Copy of Reports $5 for up to 20 pages
$0.50 per page on reports over 20 pages
*Civil Mileage $0.535 per mile (Authorized by the Internal Revenue Service)
*Civil Mileage $0.36 per mile

Services Require In-Person Payment


These services require registration and payment IN PERSON at the Sheriff's Office. Please visit the Sheriff's Office Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM to request these services.
Document Served Applicable Fees
Sex Offender Registartion $10
Gun Permit (New) $50
Gun Permit (Renewal) $25
Copy of Driving Record (Must have driver's license) $12