7-32-2143. Mileage and expenses of sheriff in general. (1) Except as provided in 7-32-2144 and 7-32-2145, in addition to the fees specified in 7-32-2141 and 7-32-2142, the sheriff may receive for each mile actually traveled in serving any writ, process, order, or other paper, including a warrant of arrest, or in conveying a person under arrest before a magistrate or to a detention center only the sheriff's actual expenses when the travel is made by railroad or airline. When travel is by means other than by railroad or airline, the sheriff must receive a mileage allowance as provided in 2-18-503 for each mile actually traveled both going and returning and the actual expenses incurred by the sheriff in conveying a person under arrest before a magistrate or to a detention center. The sheriff must receive the same mileage and actual expenses for the person conveyed or transported under order of court within the county. The mileage and expenses are in full payment for transporting and feeding the persons during transportation. Whenever more than one person is transported by the sheriff or when one or more papers are served on the same trip made for the transportation of one or more inmates, only one charge for mileage may be made.
(2) Mileage may not be paid by the county to sheriffs whose vehicles are provided and maintained by the county. All mileage paid to sheriffs whose vehicles are provided and maintained by the county must be paid over to the county treasurer and deposited in the county general fund.
(3) (a) Mileage may not be allowed on an attachment, order of arrest, order for delivery of personal property, or any other order, notice, or paper when the document accompanies the summons and the service of the document may be made at the time of the service of the summons, except for the distance actually traveled beyond that required to serve the summons. When two or more papers are served on the same person at the same time or when any paper or papers are served on more than one person on the same trip, only one charge for mileage may be allowed. In the service of subpoenas, only one mileage charge may be made when the persons named in the subpoena live in the same place or in the same direction, but mileage may be charged for the longest distance actually traveled. Any writ, order, or other paper for service must be received at any place in the county where a sheriff or a deputy is found, and mileage may be computed only from that place to the place of service. When two or more officers travel in the same automobile in the discharge of any duty, only one charge for mileage may be allowed.
(b) When a sheriff or constable serves more than one process in the same cause, not requiring more than one journey from the office, the sheriff or constable may receive mileage only for the more distant service, and mileage may not be allowed for less than 1 mile actually traveled.
(4) In lieu of charging mileage for the service of items of a civil nature as provided in subsections (1) and (3), a sheriff may charge $1 for the service of each item of a civil nature that requires a return or proof of service.