No license, educational, or testing required to become a process server in the state of Washington, but in order to serve you will have to register with the county auditor. The cost is $10 dollars to register for a year. For the most official and current Rules of Civil Procedure, check out the Washington Courts website. You can also use the courts website to download the legal forms you will need as a process server.
For more information, check out the Washington State Process Servers Association.
In order to be a process server in the state of Washington, an individual must:
The last two requirements do not apply if you are:
Here are some of the most populous counties in Washington:
Process server registration must be renewed annually on the date of the initial registration. Renewal is also required if the registrant changes their name, the name of their business, their business address, or their business telephone number. In the event of an information change, the renewal must be done within ten days of the date the information changes. The $10 registration fee will be paid upon renewal.
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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