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Become a Missouri Process Server

Requirements to Become a Process Server in Missouri

    • Any adult over eighteen (18) years of age, that is not a party to the case, or a member of a corporation or organization that is a party, may serve papers in Missouri. There may be additional requirements in local juridictions such as St. Louis or Kansas City.
    • The City of St Louis, Missouri requires that all individuals looking to become a process server must take and pass a training course. The course consists of five (5) nights in the classroom for instruction with a written examination. The course will be administered by the Sheriff of the City of St Louis.
  • Local court rules in the 16th and 18th Circuits require any prospective private process server to sign an affidavit stating they meet the following requirements before a judge can appoint them:
    • Are at least 18 years of age
    • Are a citizen of the United States
    • Have a high school diploma or equivalent
    • Have never pled guilty or been convicted of a felony or a misdemeanor involving moral turpitude
    • Not be fugitive or currently charged with a felony or misdemeanor involving moral turpitude
    • Be of good moral character
    • Not be related to or employed by a party in the action
    • Not have been disqualified to act as a process server within the proceeding 12 months
    • Or be listed on the Court Administrator's list of qualified process servers who have been approved by the Presiding Judge.
  • Applicants must be twenty-one (21) years of age, have a high school diploma or GED and no criminal record. All process servers are required to have E&O (errors and omissions insurance) coverage with limits of at least $100,000.

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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.

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