PROCESS SERVER vs. SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT
Who would you rather use?
- Your local Sheriff’s Department is most likely overwhelmed with court documents trying to get them out for service. They typically work limited hours trying to achieve this goal. A Process Server on the other hand does not have certain work hours and will attempt service at different times during the day and evening, allowing for a better service return rate.
- The Sheriff’s Department will serve court documents related to County and State filings, but you will need a Process Server for Federal Court Filings.
- The Sheriff’s Department generally charges a low fixed rate for service versus a higher rate for a Process Server, but a Process Server can give you a better service return rate, faster results, and will communicate with you directly about your subject. In most cases a Process Server can also locate your subject for you when the Sheriff’s Department will only go to the address given on the documents.