National Association of Professional Process Servers

Becoming A Pennsylvania Process Server

What is A Process Server

Process servers deliver legal documents in the litigation process to defendants or parties in action in legal proceedings. This includes private lawsuits, court summons, subpoenas, complaints and other court dealings.

Process serving laws and regulations differentiate based on the state you or the court case resides in.

Becoming a Process Server in Pennsylvania

You do not have to be licensed to become process server in Pennsylvania. In addition to service of original process by the sheriff, process can also be served by a competent adult if they are in Philadelphia County per PARCP Rule 400.1.

According to Pennsylvania Code 76, a competent adult can be defined as an individual who is 18 years or older who is not a party to the action. This includes both kinship and employment relations to anyone directly involved with the case.

Take Action

Once you become a process server, you are eligible to become a member of NAPPS. By attaining a NAPPS’s membership, you have supplementary access to other process serving resources. These resources offer additional development within the profession of process serving that includes higher education, networking opportunities and further training. To learn more about our membership benefits, click here.

NOTE: Pennsylvania process server laws and requirements can be amended at any point and are not definite. To stay informed on the current requirements to become a process server in Pennsylvania, contact your local court or county clerk.

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