UPDATE – 5/11/20 EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY and in accordance with NYS Executive Orders, please be aware of the following:
1. The Civil Enforcement Division remains closed to the public until further notice. We are at approx. 25% of civilian & deputy staff – and while we will continue handling services, they have slowed considerably.
2. While tenants are not exempted from paying rent, all evictions (both service & execution) are hereby halted until at least 6/22/20, and certain types are suspended until 8/19/20.
3. All time limitations in the CPLR, FCA and any other pertinent laws were “tolled” or stayed until 4/20/20. Among other applications, that allowed voluntary payments from defendants/debtors to cease until then. If we did not receive a voluntary payment from you by then, service upon your employer will occur on or about 5/11/20.
If you wish to make a payment, please mail a certified bank check or money order (payable to "Sheriff of Erie County" and write the Sheriff's Docket Number on it) and send to: ECSO - CIVIL, PO BOX 8000, DEPT 831, BUFFALO, NY 14267.
If you wish to file papers for service, please send the appropriate number of copies, fees & mileage, along with a cover letter, to: ECSO CIVIL, 134 W. EAGLE ST, BUFFALO, NY 14202.
PLEASE CLICK THE LINK BELOW FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION or call 716-858-7606.
The Erie County Sheriff's Office Civil Enforcement Division is located on the 4th floor at 134 West Eagle Street, Buffalo, NY 14202. This is the only office permitted to handle civil matters. The office is open Monday through Friday, from 8:00 A.M. to 3:45 P.M. and is closed weekends and legal holidays.
The primary telephone numbers are area code (716):
General Information - 858-7606
Filing Legal Papers - 858-6252 - 858-6253
Income Execution Inquiries - 858-7807
Field deputies - 858-7606 or individual direct
Bookkeeping - 858-7620