By: Undisputed Legal/Process Service Department
The requirements for process servers in the state of Delaware vary by court. The Court of Chancery, the Court of Common Please, and the Justice of the Peace Courts all require registration for special process servers.
Court – Requirement
Court of Chancery –Annual registration requirement/No education requirement
Superior Court -No Requirements
Family Court–Delaware Family Court Civil Rule 4(c) requires that “[s]ervice of process shall be made by the sheriff to whom the writ is directed, by a sheriff’s deputy, by a deputy designated and sworn by the Chief Judge, or by some person specially appointed by the Court for that purpose. . . “
Court of Common Pleas–Annual registration requirement. The court has developed a packet with guidance for applicants. There is no separate court order outlining the process.
Justice of the Peace–Annual registration process. The court has developed a packet with guidance for applicants. There is no separate court order outlining the process. Process servers must complete an application and undergo a criminal justice background check.