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New York Process Server Licensing Requirements
New York City’s 5 Burroughs
New York requires all process servers within each of the 5 boroughs (Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, Staten Island, and Queens) to be licensed through the NYC Department of Consumer Affairs. Individual process servers must pay a surety bond of $10,000, and agencies must pay a bond of $100,000 to be effective for their entire license term. Process servers must also pass a test on relevant rules and laws before being issued a license or renewal. Rules of the City of New York, subchapter W, §2.231, et seq and §20-403, et seq. Continue reading