ENFORCEMENT OF JUDGMENTS IN CIVIL ACTIONS
11-706. DOCUMENTS TO BE PROVIDED BY judgment creditor — DUTIES OF SHERIFF — SERVICE AND MAILING CRITERIA — TIME COMPUTATION. With respect to any garnishment or execution, the judgment creditor shall provide the sheriff with sufficient copies of the writ and other documents required to be served for service on the judgment debtor and each additional party identified in the judgment creditor’s written directions and shall provide an envelope addressed to each person required to be served. If the documents are to be mailed, proper postage shall be affixed. The sheriff shall not delay service for lack of sufficient copies or postage and shall make any additional copies and affix any additional postage necessary. The sheriff may charge the judgment creditor for the actual costs of any additional copies and postage required, which costs shall be in addition to the fees permitted under section 11-729, Idaho Code.
Personal service shall be accomplished in the same manner provided for service of summons under the Idaho rules of civil procedure. Provided however, that in the case of garnishments the county sheriff shall have the option of accomplishing personal service by United States certified mail, return receipt requested, or United States first class mail with a facsimile or electronic mail acknowledgment of such service by the garnishee. Unless otherwise provided to the contrary, the date when an item is deposited in the United States mail shall constitute the date of mailing and the date of service shall be the date when the garnishee signs the return receipt for the certified mail or the date the garnishee sends its facsimile or electronic mail acknowledgment of service. In computing any period of time within which an act is to be accomplished, the day of the act after which the designated period of time begins to run is not to be included. The last day of the period so computed is to be included, unless it falls on a weekend or legal holiday, in which event the period runs until the close of business of the first business day after the weekend or holiday, except that this provision shall not extend the time within which hearing on a motion to contest a claim of exemption or third-party claim must be set as provided in section 8-540, Idaho Code, and section 11-203, Idaho Code.
The sheriff shall not be required to investigate or assure the accuracy and completeness of the addresses of the parties to be served or any other information provided by the judgment creditor.
[11-706, added 2017, ch. 303, sec. 9, p. 806.]