PROCESS SERVER REQUIREMENTS ACCORDING TO THE STATES

United States

By: Akanksha A. Panicker

Hiring a process server is an important step in ensuring a legal matter is heard by the court with as little hassle as possible. The process server’s role is to provide the defendants with notice of a pending lawsuit asserted against them.

Process service regulations ensure that the server responsible for delivering documents meets federal and state requirements for the process. A few states include acquiring a process server license in the compliance necessary actually to begin work as a server. The rules are not uniform across the country, and many states do not require the servers to be licensed. Even though the number of states with mandatory licensing is growing, the country’s main requirements specify that the server needs to be of age (eighteen years old) and disinterested in the case. This means that the server cannot be a party in the ongoing case.

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