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Become a North Carolina Process Server

Requirements to Become a Process Server in North Carolina

  • Process servers in the state of North Carolina are not required to be licensed.
  • Upon the filing of the complaint, summons shall be issued forthwith and in any event within five days. The complaint and summons shall be delivered to some proper person for service. In North Carolina, such proper person shall be the sheriff of the county where service is to be made or some other person duly authorized by law to serve summons. Outside this State, such proper person shall be anyone who is not a party and is not less than twenty-one (21) years of age or anyone duly authorized to serve summons by the law of the place where service is to be made.

NOTE: The requirements to become a process server change from time to time. You should contact your local county clerk or recorder to make sure the following information regarding becoming a process server in your state is still accurate.

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