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How Is The Defendant Notified Of The Case?

A defendant is notified of a case by the serving of the initial pleading. There are different types of service for initial pleadings; personal delivery, substitute service, acknowledgement of receipt and publication. Any person who is at least 18 years of age and not a party to the action can execute service. For a fee, the Sheriff’s Department or private registered process servers will serve the documents. Proof of service must be filed with the Court.

For more information about the Sheriff’s Department Court Services Division, go to the Sheriff’s Department website.

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