Dawson County Sheriff's Office

Civil, Courts, Transports, and Warrants

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The Transport Unit is tasked with the transporting of all court production inmates from counties throughout the state, as well as subjects arrested on Dawson County warrants in other counties. The Transport Unit also assists with the transporting of inmates to and from doctor appointments for medical services that cannot be rendered at the Dawson County Detention Center.


The Civil Process Section of the Dawson County Sheriff's Office is tasked with processing and serving civil papers. Civil papers are routinely received from our local courts. Additionally, civil papers can be received from courts throughout the country. Upon receipt of civil papers, the incoming paperwork is processed and a uniformed officer attempts to deliver the paperwork to a citizen who resides or works within Dawson County. To check the status of a civil paper attempt, please contact the Dawson County Sheriff’s Office at (706) 344-3500 ext. 41121.

To view civil process fees, click here.


Warrant officers of the Dawson County Sheriff’s Department are responsible for the service of arrest warrants issued by the courts. Warrants are executed regardless of the location of the originating court jurisdiction provided the issuing agency will extradite the subject to be arrested. Responsibilities of the Warrant Unit include, but are not limited to, the following:

Arranging transportation for extraditionsAssisting with the maintenance of the most wanted postingsContact point with bonding companiesEntering warrants onto GCIC/NCIC and in Jail TrackerMaintaining missing person’s GCIC/NCIC entries and deletions logsMaintaining on-call warrants functionsObtaining waivers for extraditionPlacing and lifting of detainers on incarcerated suspectsReceiving, maintaining, and service of arrest warrantsServing/ enforcing juvenile pick-up ordersWarrant validations

To view our most wanted subjects, please visit our "Most Wanted" page.



The Court Services Unit is responsible for securing the Government Center, as well as courtrooms during all court sessions. This unit also provides security during all Board of Commissioner and Planning Commission meetings. Security is accomplished through the front door screening station, and a Control Room that maintains constant visual throughout the Center. This is accomplished by camera feeds to the Control Room monitors from all over the building. This surveillance is constant, and when the Government Center is closed, the Master Control of the Detention Center maintains this surveillance.