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Process Server License: Which States Require One?

  • April 14, 2011
  • by ServeNow.com Staff

Process server license is required in some statesWhen hiring a process server to serve your legal documents, you need to make sure that the person meets all federal and state requirements related to service of process. In certain states, this means checking to make sure that the person has a process server license. Many states do not require servers to be licensed, although the number of states with mandatory licensing is quickly growing. Some states require that servers be registered in their county or state, or appointed to serve in a specific county.

Process server license requirements by state

The states listed below require a statewide process server license in order to become a process server:

  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Illinois
  • Montana
  • Nevada
  • Oklahoma
  • Washington

In addition, Florida, Missouri and New York all have local licensing laws regarding service of process in certain areas.

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