Process Serving

Process Serving Services

Our Process Serving Division serves the defendants and witnesses promptly, and the Proofs of Service are generated daily. Our servers are quick to verify addresses by checking with neighbors and conducting address checks through the U.S. postal service. Status reports are prepared and faxed to you. Private investigators are available upon request.

Helpful Information

  • If known, please provide us with a physical description (including approximate age) of the person to be served, especially in cases where there is a “junior” and “senior” living at the same address.
  • If the subject is known to be violent, please include this information and the details for us.
  • If known, provide the name of the business where we are attempting service and the hours defendant might be found there.
  • Always include at least one copy of documents for each defendant to be served.
  • If we are serving an agent on behalf of a company, please specify in your instructions which company is being served.

Common Civil Codes of Procedures

  • CCP 415, CCP 416 – Summons & Complaints
  • CCP 1162 – Tenancy Notices
  • CCP 1011 – Service on Opposing Counsel
  • CCP 1987, 2020 etc – Subpoenas
  • CCP 116 – Small Claim

Witness Fees – Civil
Personal appearance in state court actions – $35/day, plus $.20 per mile (round trip) from witness’ residence to appearance address. (Gov’t. Code 68093)

Records Only – No Appearance – $15 (must accompany subpoena at time of service)

Governmental Employees – Make checks payable to the public entity in the amount of $275 if the individual will be testifying in his/her official capacity (Gov’t. Code 68097.1)

Witness Fees – Federal
Personal appearance in federal court actions – $40/day, plus $.57.5 cents per mile (round trip) from witness’ residence to appearance address. (one day’s attendance + mileage must accompany subpoena at time of service) (28 USC 1821) Witness is entitled to additional fees, see code.  NOTE: This fee was $.56 cents per mile in 2014.

Records Only – No statutory mandate to pay fee, but custodians are accustomed to $15

Call (831) 384-4030 for your personalized full-service legal support in Monterey, Santa Cruz, San Benito and Santa Clara Counties and throughout California.