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Sheriff asks for higher fees for serving papers

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The Pierce County Sheriff's Department is proposing raising the fees it charges for paper service and reallocating the fees it collects for foreclosure procedures.

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"All we did is we upped our fees to match everybody around us," said Sheriff Nancy Hove.

She said the department has been collecting about $35,000 a year to serve legal notices on people involved in civil or divorce proceedings. The fee increase will mean an extra $5,000 to $7,000 a year, said Hove.

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