National Association of Professional Process Servers

Becoming A Process Server in North Carolina

Process Server Overview

The duties of a process server are to deliver legal documents to defendants or clients in legal proceedings. This includes private lawsuits, court summons, subpoenas, complaints and other court dealings.

How to Become a North Carolina Process Server

Per North Carolina Association of Professional Process Servers (NCAPPS), you do not have to be licensed to be a process server in North Carolina. North Carolina state law restricts civil service of process to the county sheriff where service is to be made or persons appointed by law. Additionally, if you plan to serve outside of the state, you must be 21 or older and not directly involved with the litigation party.

Next Steps

If you are looking to further your process serving education and networking opportunities with other professional process servers in North Carolina, join NAPPS.

NAPPS provides memberships in its national association that offers additional development within the profession of process serving. This includes teachings, networking opportunities and further training. To learn more about our membership benefits, click here.

NOTE: North Carolina law and process server requirements are susceptible to change. To stay informed on the current requirements to become a process server, contact your local county clerk.

If you have questions or would like to learn more about process serving, contact us.