Service of Process is the term used for the delivery of a summons, writ or subpoena to the opposing party in a lawsuit. Legal rules require that each party in a case should be notified if actions are taken against them in a court of law. Process serving is an important aspect of this process.
In Arizona, the county sheriff and constables, can serve any legal papers that need to be served. In addition, a Private Process Server can be used to serve any legal papers "except writs or orders requiring the service officer to sell, deliver or take into the officer's custody persons or property" ARS 11-445(I). A Private Process Server is considered to be an officer of the court. There are certain advantages to using a private process server versus the county sheriff and constables. A private process server offers convenience and the ability to handle a serve on weekends and evenings. Also, a private process server can effectuate a serve much quicker.
A private process server delivers (serves) these documents to the defendant or individual listed on the legal document being served. Once the documents are delivered, the Private Process Server prepares and signs an Affidavit of Service and files this document with the Court, providing proof of the service for the case.
Rates for a serve vary from $65 to $145 depending on the level of service required.
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Yes! You can fax, email or mail your legal papers to QuickServe Arizona. If you need more immediate service, we can pick up your papers from you for a fee of $40, or you may deliver the documents to 1 of our 4 drop off locations.
Turn-around time varies depending on your needs.
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