The Washburn County Sheriff’s Office will make every effort possible to ensure your papers are delivered in a timely fashion. You can assist us in this by providing us with the papers a reasonable amount of time before the requested delivery date.

  • We accept faxed copies of domestic abuse and harassment restraining orders.
  • We do not give legal advice.
  • Prepayment for process service is required.
  • $75 fee per defendant and/or respondent served or attempted to serve.
  • Please be sure the address provided is in Washburn County
  • Physical address for defendant/respondent must be provided; we cannot provide service to P.O. Boxes
  • Our office will not forward returns to the clerk of court unless for a Washburn County case.

When you request a paper service please include the following in your request:

  • If you require returns; if so please include a self-addressed stamped envelope
  • One copy for each person to be served and copy of 1st page of paper for return.
  • Costs (All Process Service papers require prepayment)

For more information or to check on the status of your paper service please contact:

Michelle Parenteau
Phone: 715-468-4700
Email: mparente@co.washburn.wi.us

Requests for process service can be submitted to us by mail or in person at:

Washburn County Sheriff’s Office
Civil Process
421 Highway 63
P.O. Box 429
Shell Lake, WI 54871

Or by fax at: 715-468-4715