Major Lauren Hudson

Capt. Gordon Summerlin

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1120
Covington, LA 70434

Phone: 985-809-8236
Email Address:



The Civil Division of the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office processes all court papers requiring judicial service. These include service for both Criminal and Civil cases. Other duties of the Civil Division include:

  • Sheriff Sales of movable and immovable property seized by court order resulting from suits filed with the Clerk of Court. These occur on Wednesdays at 10:00 am.

  • The collection of all garnishment payments decreed by the courts.

The revenue generated from fees and commissions through this department assist in the daily operations of St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Department.

The Civil Division has an office staff located in the Covington Justice Center and a field staff of process servers serving the East and West sides of the parish from offices in Covington and the Sheriff’s Administration Building in Slidell.

Many enhancements have been made to our collection process in an effort to improve efficiency.  These enhancements include the ability to make online payments at

Weekly Sheriff Sales and general customer service needs can be handled in person Monday-Friday between the hours of  8:00 am - 4:30 at our office located at:

St. Tammany Parish Justice Center
701 N. Columbia St.
Covington, LA

Payments and correspondence can be mailed to:
Civil Department
Parish of St. Tammany
P.O. Box 1120
Covington, LA 70434

If you have any questions, please call the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office Civil Department at 985-809-8236.  We can also be reached via email at