In the past, agents of the court, sheriffs, and deputies were responsible for delivering court documents, when process service first became a part of the legal process. Later, the Legislation was written to allow more people to provide court documents as these professionals had other duties and obligations besides process service.
- A successful process server has practical experience with the law or criminal justice.
- The process server must be 18 years old or older.
- No degree is required.
- Depending on the state you are serving documents, you may need to complete a training program to obtain a license or certification.
- Must possess a driver’s license.
- A legal process server should not have any criminal records.