How to Become a Process Server in Connecticut

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While a license is not required to become a process server in Connecticut, the private process server industry is extremely limited and most serves are made by a sheriff’s deputy.

For more information, take a look at the Connecticut Rules of Civil Procedure:

Sec. 52-50.

Persons to whom process shall be directed.

  • All process shall be directed to a sheriff, his deputy, a constable or other proper officer authorized by statute, or, subject to the provisions of subsection (b) of this section, to an indifferent person. A direction on the process “to any proper officer” shall be sufficient to direct the process to a sheriff, deputy sheriff, constable or other proper officer.
  • Process shall not be directed to an indifferent person unless more defendants than one are named in the process and are described to reside in different counties in the state, or unless, in case of a writ of attachment, the plaintiff or one of the plaintiffs, or his or their agent or attorney, makes oath before the authority signing the writ that the affiant truly believes the plaintiff is in danger of losing his debt or demand unless an indifferent person is deputed for the immediate service of the writ or other process. The authority signing the writ shall certify on the writ that he administered the oath and insert in the writ the name of the person to whom it is directed, but he need not insert the reason for such direction. Any process directed to an indifferent person by reason of such an affidavit shall be abatable on proof that the party making the affidavit did not have reasonable grounds, at the time of making it, for believing the statements in the affidavit to be true.
  • Service of motions for modification, motions for contempt and wage withholdings in any matter involving a beneficiary of care or assistance from the state and in other IV-D child support cases may be made by any investigator employed by the Commissioner of Administrative Services or the Commissioner of Social Services.
  • Service of motions for modification, motions for contempt and wage withholdings in any matter involving child support including, but not limited to, petitions for support authorized under sections 17b-748 and 46b-215, and those matters involving a beneficiary of care or assistance from the state may be made by a support enforcement officer or support services investigator of the Superior Court.
  • Borough bailiffs may, within their respective boroughs, execute all legal process which sheriffs or constables may execute.

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