National Association of Professional Process Servers

Becoming a Process Server in Tennessee

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. There are specific process serving legalities that differentiate based on which state you or the court is located.

How to Become a Tennessee Process Server

Per Tennessee Association of Professional Process Servers (TAPPS), you do not have to be licensed to be a process server in Tennessee. Tennessee implements very little regulation over the process serving profession and those who are involved. To be a Tennessee process server, you must be 18 years of age or older and have no affiliation to the party or case.

Next Steps

To further your process serving education and networking opportunities with other professional process servers in Tennessee, join NAPPS.

NAPPS is a national association that offers additional development within the profession of process serving. A membership includes higher process serving education, networking opportunities and additional training. To learn more about our membership benefits, click here.

NOTE: Tennessee law and process server requirements are not permanent and can change on any given day. To stay in-the-know 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.