Civil Process

Questions concerning civil process, scheduling a Mortgage Foreclosure sale or Redemption on a foreclosed property should be emailed to civil@co.brown.mn.us


The Civil Process division of the Sheriff’s Office is designed to help you recover money owed to you by another person or business. The Sheriff’s Office becomes involved only after you have gone to court (i.e. Small Claims Court) and have been awarded a judgment against the other party involved. There are several different options you can use to try and recover money or property. We cannot help you make the decision as to what option to use, nor can we give you any legal advice in regards to this process. If you have any questions in that regard, please contact an attorney. If you have any other questions, or would like to proceed with a levy, please contact the Sheriff’s Office.


Writ of Execution Instructions Handout (PDF)

Brown County Sheriff Civil Fees

  • Certificate of Sale ..... $100.00
  • Copies: First ..... $5.00 Additional ..... $.35 
  • Duplicate Return ..... $5.00
  • Execution Unsatisfied, Demand ..... $25.00
  • Mileage ..... Fed. Rate
  • Mortgage Foreclosure Sale ..... $100 *Not Including Recording Fees
  • Filing for Public Inspection: Notices of Intention to Redeem MS580.24 ..... $100.00. Documents other than Intention to Redeem MS580.25 ..... $20 
  • Posting Sale Notices (3) ..... $65.00
  • Property Redemption Fee ..... $250.00 *Not Including Recording Fees
  • Service by Mail ..... $5.00
  • Taking Bond ..... $8.00
  • Service of Levy Wage Garnishment or Bank Levy - 100% to Sheriff/$15 to Bank or Employer.  Includes Execution, Service, & Mileage
  • Commission (10% of first $250.00 plus 6% of balance) ..... Varies
  • All other Process Service ..... $65.00

The Brown County Sheriff’s Office will accept personal checks for Gun Permit applications and Civil Process fees for service only.  Any other expenses including Bail, Huber, Tow/Impound fees, and Gun Storage etc. must be paid in cash, certified check or money order.

Personal Check/Money Order or Certified check should be payable to BCSO or Brown County Sheriff’s Office.

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15 S Washington St
PO Box 877
New Ulm, Minnesota 56073

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