National Association of Professional Process Servers

Becoming a Process Server in Tennessee

Process Server Overview

Process servers deliver legal documents to parties that are involved in legal proceedings. These documents can range from: subpoenas; complaints; federal court cases; divorce papers; to other court dealings. Process servers are required to follow federal and state laws.

How to Become a Tennessee Process Server

Tennessee process servers are not required to be licensed.

A summons and complaint may be served by any person who is not a party to the action and is not less than 18 years of age. The process server must be identified by their name and address on the return.

Getting Started

Once you’re a professional process server, it’s time to connect with other professional process servers and continue your education.

NAPPS provides membership to its national association which provides exclusive membership benefits, including opportunities to further your education, grow your network and get listed on a national database of professional process servers. To learn more about NAPPS benefits, click here.

NOTE: Tennessee requirements for process serving may change. Stay up-to-date on Tennessee process serving requirements by contacting your city/county clerk. Current laws regarding process serving can be accessed on the Tennessee Courts website

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

For more information

Tennessee Association of Professional Process Servers (TAPPS)