Constables

Constables are elected officers of the district in which they reside and serve as the executive officer of the Justice Court.

Constable Duties

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Each constable is empowered to serve all processes generated by the justice court or other competent authority, including: 

  • Execute and return writs of possession or restitution (evictions)
  • Serve orders of protection and orders prohibiting harassment 
  • Summon jurors 
  • Serve criminal and civil summons and subpoenas 
  • Provide judicial security 
  • Levy and return writs of execution (seize property to satisfy judgments) 
  • Store seized personal property 
  • Conduct sales of seized property to satisfy judgments 
  • Return served summons to the judge

Processing Fees

Please make payments with a personal check or money order. Make payable to: “Apache County Constable.” 

Civil Summons - $40
(Add $24.00 for each additional defendant at the same address.) 

Forcible Detainer Summons - $46
(Add $30.00 to serve additional defendants at the same address.) 

Writ of Restitution - $79
(Includes posting Notice and Eviction.) 

Writ of Execution - $125
(Includes levy, posting notices, and sale; at sale, add 8%.) 

Writ of Garnishment - $69
(Seize wages or bank account) 

Writ of Attachment - $89
(Seize property prior per-judgment) 

Harassment Injunction $40
(If juvenile, add $40.00 to serve the parent/guardian. No fee if dating.) 

Supplemental Proceeding - $40
(Debtor’s exam) 

Civil Subpoena - $40
(Order to witness to testify at trial) 

Skip Trace $56
(Search records at post office; utility companies; court) 

Domestic Violence - No Fee 

Criminal Subpoena or Summons - No Fee 

Minimum fees are set by state law A.R.S. 11-445 and county ordinances. The first six miles are included in the fee shown; and $2.40 per mile if one-way travel exceeds six miles. Mileage is calculated one way from the Justice Court at $2.40 per mile. If more than one trip is needed, you could be billed up to three trips. This list shows minimum fees. Please make sure you have a good address and know what time you expect the person to be at home to save on the number of trips that have to be made.

Meet the Apache County Constables

Charli Anderson
Sanders Constable
P: (928) 551-1139
PO Box 610
Sanders, AZ 86512
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About Charli Anderson

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Roger S. Curtis
Round Valley Constable
P: (928) 245-2481
814 Safari Dr.
Eager, AZ 85925
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About Roger S. Curtis

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Lance Pearce
Saint Johns Constable
P: (928) 551-7476
PO Box 308
St. Johns, AZ 85936
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About Lance Pearce

As a third generation St. Johns resident and fourth generation Apache County resident, Lance has deep roots in Apache County. Great grandpa Joe Pearce was a member of the Arizona Rangers and well known for the ‰ÛÏBig Iron on His Hip;‰Û great grandpa James Shreeve was an Arizona State Representative when Lyman Lake became a state park; great grandpa Rothlisberger helped settle Vernon, Arizona; and great grandpa Pearce helped settle Eagar, Arizona. His dad, Donald Pearce, provided dirt work throughout the county and was instrumental in the development of St. Johns, Concho Valley, and surrounding areas. Lance has served Apache County residents for many years as an Apache County deputy sheriff and city of St. Johns reserve police officer. Lance was also one of the driving forces behind the establishment of the St. Johns Fire Department Explorers program in existence today. Lance currently serves with the Arizona State Parks as a park ranger at Lyman Lake. Lance is proud to serve the people of Apache County and strives to ‰ÛÏstand close together and lift where he stands.‰Û
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