Tips To Choose the Process Server for You

Tips To Choose the Process Server for You

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Process servers perform a variety of essential tasks like filing or retrieving court papers. More importantly, serving court papers to defendants or civil processors deliver or others involved in legal action. Here, we have mentioned a few tips to choose the right professional process server for your need.

Check References/Background

As with hiring any legal process server, be sure to check the process server’s background before you hire them. Don’t hesitate to check out the process server’s rating with the Better Business Bureau. Do some homework and search online to see if there are any complaints lodged against them or their company.


Some states require process servers to have a surety bond. Surety bonds protect you if the process server doesn’t finish the job or follow the law when delivering court papers. You can file a claim on the surety bond that the process server is responsible for paying.


Process servers are responsible for letting clients know when the job is done, as fast as they can. That’s why effective process servers should have top-of-the-line technology in place to make this task happen sooner rather than later.


Before they become licensed, process servers attend training programs offered through college campuses or local sheriffs’ offices. Process servers are trained on research and surveillance techniques as well as procedures on providing proofs of service.


A certified process server must meet specific licensing requirements. Every state has different licensing standards for process servers. The states listed below require process servers to pass a statewide licensing exam:

  • Washington
  • Oklahoma
  • Nevada
  • Montana
  • Illinois
  • California
  • Arizona
  • Alaska

A few states such as New York, Missouri, and Florida each have their own local licensing laws for process service within particular areas in their state.

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