Are you are interested in becoming a Process Server but
don't know where to begin ?
Well, you can begin here !! We are here to help process servers as well
as those interested in the business for whatever reason.
We don't prefer new or inexperienced process servers to join this organization.
Instead we suggest reading the following.
- Find the state laws regarding the service of process and who may serve
process in your state. From our main page you can go to
our "quick connect" drop down box and find your state. On
that State page you will find a synopsis of the State rules as to who may
effect service of process. That same page has another drop down
box with resources for your state. Click "civil procedures"
from the box and find the specific rule.
- Once you've established that your state does allow for private process
servers, (licensed or not) you need to decide how you want to
Do you start your own company ? Well, this is America and you
have every right to do so. However, knowledge of specific laws will be
the difference between success and failure. The best way to establish
this knowledge is work for an established company who need reliable
people. People are a dime a dozen, but reliable ones are gold.
- Who would hire someone with no experience? I would, as
well as many other companies. The reason for this is that everyone has
their own method of serving process. I prefer someone I can mold to my
specifications. Those who have served process before sometimes tend to
want to do things their own way.
- What is the most important thing about working for someone?
In my opinion, reliability. Someone you can count on to get the
job done, who has common sense and a natural ability to gather information
on the road.
Most process servers that have been in the business for several years, know
that this business requires dedication, sacrifice and a little
Here a some things I have done many times in the past.
1. Served someone getting off an
2. Served a professional Hockey player coming off the ice.
3. Served someone in her wedding dress an hour before she
got married. (in my defense, I didn't know she was getting married)
4. I've had to get up in the middle of the night
many times to serve someone.
5. I've served my own relatives.
6. I actually sat under someone tree in their front yard
for 3 hours waiting for them to return home to. (this was an evasive serve)
7. Subpoenaed mistresses in front of their husbands. (and vice
8. I once had to serve a man for unpaid medical
bills. When I arrived to serve him, his wife told me he had just
passed away (in the house) 10 minutes before my arrival. The visiting
nurse was there too.
I verified a couple of day later in the obituaries. (I felt bad
on this one)
9. and much more....
I will soon have a place on this site where people can post their "road
- What traits make a good process server?
Is it knowing Kung Fu ? Is it being 6'4 and weighing 250 lbs ?
Is it having a big gun ? Noooooooo.
It's simple...hard work & courtesy
I've been serving process since 1985 and have never had an
altercation beyond a verbal one. This is because I prefer to approach
the recipient as a gentleman. I don't approach as an adversary or have
a "me against you" attitude.
Of course there are many instances where this approach doesn't matter.
There is always someone out there who will verbally abusive or will refuse
to take the paper and you must drop the paper at their feet. (This
is where the nerve part comes in).
These are generally the cases that can get verbally hostile. This is
also your exit point.
Leave your ego at home and get back to your car (which
is always nearby). You dropped the
paper and therefore your job is done.
I hope this info was helpful.
If you have question please post them
on our new bulletin
We have a forum specifically to field these types
of questions. Once registered (free) you can choose to receive an email
notification when someone responds to your question.
Please remember, these are just my opinions.
Rochester Process, LLC.
Process Servers, Rochester, New York