PROCESS SERVER VS SHERIFF
Why hire a Process Server over a Sheriff?
If the rule in the state you are serving in allows it, a Process Server should always be used. Results of service are measured by various factors; Range and Speed of Service, Effective Service, Customer Service and Cost.
Range and Speed of Service
- Sheriffs are appointed by county and have no jurisdiction outside their county of appointment. Since a Process Server is not restricted to service in a particular county, you can ensure that your papers are properly served across county lines. With a process server, you can engage a single party for serving of various papers throughout the state and avoid delays in service when an address correction requires a paper be served in a county other than that of the original address.
- Sheriff’s offices have many priorities with process serving as only one of the components and thus can have significant delays in effecting service. Serving of legal documents ………..