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Become a Montana Process Server

Requirements to Become a Process Server in Montana

  • Service of all process shall be made in the county where the party to be served is found by a sheriff, deputy sheriff, constable, or any other person over the age of 18 not a party to the action.
  • All individuals who do more than 10 services of process in a calendar year must obtain a registration certificate enabling them to process serve. This certificate also enables process servers to act as a levying officer. Registration requires a surety bond of $10,000 per individual and $100,000 for each firm. Process servers cannot levy on an amount in excess of their bond. Applicants must also pass a written examination based on the Handbook for Process Servers, which is published by the Montana Department of Labor and Industry.
  • Continuing Education Requirements to Renew Process Service License

    • According to the Administrative Rules of Montana rule number 24.182.2103 and rule number 24.182.2101, "All licensees must verify on the renewal application the completion of eight continuing education hours during the one-year license renewal period." and that "Private investigators and process servers may complete continuing legal education (CLE) approved by a state bar on legal topics that relate to their respective operations."
    • Learn more about auditing and approving CLE hours for continuing license renewal with rule 24.182.2108.

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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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