You get a Return of Service form (AKA: Proof of Service form or Affidavit of Service form) from your client who hires you to serve process. It’s usually the top page or two of the service pack.
You keep that form and serve the rest of the papers.
Then fill out the Proof of Service and “file it” (return it) to the clerk of courts.
There is one thing you can NEVER do and that’s file Return of Service (sometimes called an Affidavit of Service) saying you served the person when you didn’t. Never. Period.
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