When to use this Proof of Service?
The form SC-104 Proof Of Service (Small Claims) is used by the process server after successfully serving the small claims legal documents to the defendant in California. It is sometimes referred to as an Affidavit 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 this Proof of Service?
The complete Proof of Service needs to be filed to the court where the case is being heard. Common methods include:
- In-person filing
- Mail filing
- Fax filing
- Online filing
Accepted filing methods vary from courthouse to courthouse, so be sure to contact the courthouse for instructions.