Who can be a process server?

What are the qualifications to be a process server? Who can serve process?

Everywhere I have ever looked there are two basic qualifications…

1. You must be 18 years old or older

2. You must not be a party to the case, meaning you can’t be “involved” I the case. So you can’t be the plaintiff, the defendant, a witness, etc.

2.5 Also, some counties require you to pass a short exam. These are not hard and are design to make sure you understand the basics or serving process.

How can you find out if you can be a process server in your area?

Process Servers are usually appointed at the county level, but I have two suggestions to help you learn the truth.

1. The county is going to follow state law. Look at your state law and find the requirements listed there to serve process.

2. Contact your county court and find out directly from them what is required.

Warning: This may require you to actually make a phone call or maybe even get off your couch and go down tot the courthouse to find the answer. The information you need may not just be dropped in your lap by the internet!

Help out everyone… If you know of an exception to the “two qualifications” rule-of-thumb, please post it in the comments below! Thanks!

Committed to your success,
Larry Kaye, P.I.

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2 thoughts on “Who can be a process server?

  1. I actually had no idea that each state would have different requirements for someone to become a process server. To be honest, I’m really interested to compare what these requirements are from state to state. Not only that, but it could be useful to learn what some common requirements are, no matter what state you live in.

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