HOW A PROCESS SERVER WORK?
Service of process may be made by someone who is over 18 years of age and not a party to the lawsuit. That person could be a professional process server, a county sheriff’s officer, or even a friend.
A process server that serves more than ten legal documents a year must be registered as legal Process Server. They register with the clerk of court in the county in which they live, or they have their principal place of business.
Businesses that intend to offer process services must also maintain a certificate of registration.
Some individuals are exempt from registering as a process server. Law enforcement officers are not required to register.
Attorneys and their employees and anyone who is appointed by the court to serve its process is not required to register.
Licensed private investigators nor the investigators’ employees need to register. Professional photocopiers who respond to records production requests and subpoenas are also not required to file a registration.
Process servers in some states are not required to complete a course or have a specific education to serve legal documents. The process server is responsible for knowing and understanding the laws related to serving legal documents in the state. Process servers are also required to post a bond or cash deposit.