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Document Requirements for Service of Process

Home > Departments > Court Services > Civil Division > Service of Process
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All summonses, subpoenas and court orders that require the appearance of the defendant must include the date, time and place of court.

Include as much information as possible for service, e.g., use entrance at rear of building, respondent works from 2 pm to 10, Mon.-Thurs.

Please be sure to indicate the correct zip code and address for service. Indicating the incorrect zip code or address could delay service or result in the Sheriff’s Office unable to complete service.

All documents for service must be “File Stamped” by the Clerk of the Circuit Court. The original document with the Certification Seal from the Clerk of the Circuit Court will remain with the Clerk of the Circuit Court at the time of filing to be placed into the court file.

Citations*:

2 copies of the Citation+ 2 Notices
* Third Party Citations also require an additional copy of each document and a stamped envelope addressed to the defendant.

Garnishments*:

2 copies of the Summons + 4 copies of Affidavits, Interrogatories, Judgment or Certification + 2 Notices
* Non-Wage Garnishments also require an additional copy of each document and a stamped envelope addressed to the defendant.

Forcible Detainers:

2 copies of the Summons + 1 copy of the Complaint

Posting:

4 copies of the Summons + 1 Affidavit per defendant

Summons:

2 copies of the Summons + 1 Complaint

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