What Is a Process Server?
A process server is an individual who delivers legal documents to parties involved in litigation, as
required by law. Specific rules and procedures regulate the delivery of said court documents. This
legal activity is also known as "service of process" or "process service". Process servers (also
known as "servers", "peace officers" , "deputy sheriffs" , "bailiffs" or "constables") are authorized to
deliver legal documents (also known as "process") to defendants, witnesses or plaintiffs. The term
"process" means any legal document that needs to be "served" (delivered), including subpoenas,
writs, orders to show cause, petitions, complaints, summonses, citations, judgments, court orders,
notices to appear, notice to tenants, etc.
Generally one of the main differences between a process server and a "delivery person" or courier
is that process service usually involves delivery of legal documents and generally it is unwelcome
by the recipients of process. Process servers deliver subpoenas, summonses, complaints,
citations, petitions, court orders, notices, etc., which tend to be regarded as "bad news". Indeed,
very few persons look forward to getting served with a summons and complaint. Furthermore,
process servers' actions and procedures are generally regulated and established by laws and
Although serving papers can be done by most persons who are over the age of 18 and who are not
parties involved in the legal matter, in many states and cities process servers, sheriffs and
constables must be licensed or registered. Certain cities also have specialized officers who
function as process servers for specific cases. For example, in New York City, sheriffs, NYPD
officers and marshals may effect process serving functions under certain circumstances. If you
need an order of protection (restraining order) served you have the right to go to your local sheriff
and ask him to serve it. NYC marshals will serve the final eviction papers on a tenant who has
failed to pay rent. NYC Correction Officers will serve inmates in NYC correctional facilities.
Process servers are required to maintain records of their activities and to state under oath that they
have effected service (affidavit of service or service return).
Get Process Servers in Any Major City in USA and in the World.
If you are interested in getting a process server, you may find information here for each and every
state of United States. You will be also able to find and select process servers from our directory for
major cities because we have listed process servers for all the states of the United States, most
counties and most big cities.. For example, Our New York Process Servers city directory lists all
major cities of the State of New York, including, Albany , Binghamton, Kingston, Fulton, Hudson and
New York City. We are only focused on providing information about United States and international
process servers: telephone numbers, physical addresses, websites, fax numbers and email
Our international process server directory section includes countries in Europe, Latin America and
Asia such as Spain, France, Jamaica, Dominican Republic, India, Pakistan, etc...