How to Become a Process Server in Utah

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A license is not required to become a process server in Utah. Service of process may be completed by any person 18 years of age or older who is not a party to the case.

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

RULE 4. Process

(d) By whom served.

The summons and complaint may be served in this state or any other state or territory of the United States, by the sheriff or constable, or by the deputy of either, by a United States Marshal or by the marshal’s deputy, or by any other person 18 years of age or older at the time of service, and not a party to the action or a party’s attorney.

(e) Personal service.

Personal service shall be made as follows:

  1. Upon any individual other than one covered by subparagraphs (2), (3) or (4) below, by delivering a copy of the summons and/or the complaint to the individual personally, or by leaving a copy at the individual’s dwelling house or usual place of abode with some person of suitable age and discretion there residing, or by delivering a copy of the summons and/or the complaint to an agent authorized by appointment or by law to receive service of process.
  2. Upon an infant (being a person under 14 years) by delivering a copy to the infant and also to the infant’s father, mother or guardian or, if none can be found within the state, then to any person having the care and control of the infant, or with whom the infant resides, or in whose service the infant is employed.
  3. Upon a natural person judicially declared to be of unsound mind or incapable of conducting his own affairs, by delivering a copy to the person and to the person’s legal representative if one has been appointed and in the absence of such representative, to the individual, if any, who has care, custody or control of the person.
  4. Upon an individual incarcerated or committed at a facility operated by the state or any of its political subdivisions, by delivering a copy to the person who has the care, custody, or control of the individual to be served, or to that person’s designee or to the guardian or conservator of the individual to be served if one has been appointed, who shall, in any case, promptly deliver the process to the individual served.
  5. Upon any corporation, not herein otherwise provided for, upon a partnership or other unincorporated association which is subject to suit under a common name, by delivering a copy thereof to an officer, a managing or general agent, or other agent authorized by appointment or by law to receive service of process and, if the agent is one authorized by statute to receive service and the statute so requires, by also mailing a copy to the defendant. If no such officer or agent can be found within the state, and the defendant has, or advertises or holds itself out as having, an office or place of business within the state or elsewhere, or does business within this state or elsewhere, then upon the person in charge of such office or place of business.
  6. Upon an incorporated city or town, by delivering a copy thereof to the recorder.
  7. Upon a county, by delivering a copy to the county clerk of such county.
  8. Upon a school district or board of education, by delivering a copy to the superintendent or business administrator of the board.
  9. Upon an irrigation or drainage district, by delivering a copy to the president or secretary of its board.
  10. Upon the state of Utah, in such cases as by law are authorized to be brought against the state, by delivering a copy to the attorney general and any other person or agency required by statute to be served.
  11. Upon a department or agency of the state of Utah, or upon any public board, commission or body, subject to suit, by delivering a copy to any member of its governing board, or to its executive employee or secretary.

Legal Forms for Process Servers in Utah

Download free legal forms for process servers from the Utah State Courts Website.

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