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Become an Iowa Process Server

Requirements to Become a Process Server in Iowa

  • Process servers in the state of Iowa are not required to be licensed.
  • Original notices may be served by any person who is neither a party nor the attorney for a party to the action.

Even though process servers in Iowa do not have to be licensed, it is best to do your due diligence and understand all Iowa Rules of Civil Procedure. An understanding of the law ensures that you serve papers accurately so they can be upheld in a court of law.

New process servers may also be interested in ServeManager to help them manage their business. ServeManager is a process serving software that includes GPS tracking, status updates, invoice-capability, and many more features.

Once Iowa process servers have been serving for one year, they may also join ServeNow and be listed in their primary service area.

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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.

Help us stay current. If you know of changes to legislation that affect process serving serving in your state, please let us know.

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Process Server Resources

The following resources were developed specifically for process servers to make your jobs easier and help you improve the way you do business.