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Affidavit of Service

Updated on Thu Sep 15 2022 |

When to use an Affidavit of Service?

This form is used by the process server  after successfully serving the legal documents. It is sometimes referred to as a Proof of Service.

It asks for case information, detailed descriptions of each attempt to serve the defendant, and the process server's contact information.

The purpose of the document is to demonstrate to the court that the defendant has received proper notice of the pending action. The document will detail each of the process server's individual attempts to serve the defendant.

How to file an Affidavit of Service?

The complete Affidavit of Service needs to be filed to the court where the case is being heard. Common methods include:

  1. In-person filing
  2. Mail filing
  3. Fax filing
  4. Online filing

Accepted filing methods vary from courthouse to courthouse, so be sure to contact the courthouse for instructions.

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