How to Become a Process Server in North Carolina

2 Min. Read / Updated on March 3rd, 2021

Process servers in North Carolina are not required to be licensed, and anyone over the age of 21 can become a process server in North Carolina.

Private process servers are active in the state.

If you want to start a process server business, it’s as simple as meeting your local business requirements and finding your first few clients.

Become a North Carolina Process Server

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Upon the filing of the complaint, summons shall be issued forthwith, and in any event within five days. The complaint and summons shall be delivered to some proper person for service. In this State, such proper person shall be the sheriff of the county where service is to be made or some other person duly authorized by law to serve summons. Outside this State, such proper person shall be anyone who is not a party and is not less than 21 years of age or anyone duly authorized to serve summons by the law of the place where service is to be made. Upon request of the plaintiff separate or additional summons shall be issued against any defendants. A summons is issued when, after being filled out and dated, it is signed by the officer having authority to do so. The date the summons bears shall be prima facie evidence of the date of issue.

For more information, visit the North Carolina Association of Professional Process Servers.

North Carolina Legal Forms

Download free legal forms for process servers from the North Carolina Court System.

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