Duties and Responsibilities
The Civil Division is responsible for serving criminal and civil papers within Jefferson Davis Parish; these papers include citations, garnishments, notices, subpoenas, summons, and other processes. The Civil Division also executes judgments, mandates, orders, and writs directed to the Sheriff by the District courts, Courts of Appeal, and the Supreme Court. Upon the execution by the Civil Division of a writ of attachment, sequestration, fieri facias or seizure and sale under executory process, the Sheriff is directed by the court to seize the subject's property. These seizures may lead to the public auction or Sheriff’s Sale of the seized property, which is overseen by the Civil Division.
The Chief Civil Deputy is Susette Coker; her primary duties are processing all the data within the division. She executes all parish sheriff sales in accordance with Louisiana Law, including the processing of writs, advertising, preparation of deeds and judicial bills of sales, obtaining mortgage certificates and appraisals, collecting and disbursing funds.