Reasons to Hire a Local Process Server
Volusia County handles appointments of process servers differently than most Florida counties. While Volusia County, along with Flagler, Putnam, and St. Johns, are all part of Florida’s 7th Judicial Circuit. The 7th Judicial Circuit allows each county to decide how they want to handle certifying and appointing process servers (other than law enforcement). St. Johns is the only county in the 7th circuit that has chosen to allow the Sheriff’s department to appoint these “special process servers”. In Volusia, Putnam, and Flagler counties, private process servers are appointed on a case by case basis by a judge with the county civil court.
Requirements for Appointment as a Private Process Server in Volusia County
Getting appointed as a private process server (also called a special process server) in Volusia County begins with filing a Proposed Order for Appointment of Process Server with the Clerk of Court. This can be efiled for more convenience. A judge will then review the proposed order along with the credentials of the process server up for an appointment. If the judge is satisfied that the process server meets basic requirements, they will approve the process server to serve for that one particular case only. A new proposed order must be filed for each case.
At the most fundamental level, the judge will expect the process server in question to:
- Be 18 years of age or older
- Be legally competent
- Not have any connection, personal or professional, with the case for which they are seeking an appointment
- Have a basic level of knowledge of process server laws and regulations
- Demonstrate good character
The judge may also deny any process server that does not reside in Florida or that does not have a surety bond posted for liability coverage.
Hiring a Local Process Server Checks All the Boxes
By opting to go with a local process service agency, like Accurate Serve® of Daytona, you are checking off all the boxes on the judge’s list of requirements for an appointment. Our servers reside locally, have been vetted extensively to ensure we only use the most reputable servers in the area, are knowledgeable in process service law, and uphold the ethical standards that are expected of any Accurate Serve® server.
We also make sure our servers keep current insurance and bonds so that they and the people of the community are protected in case of unforeseen circumstances. We take safety and security seriously, and it shows in our record of exemplary performance serving litigants in Volusia County, and all over Florida!
Quality Process Servers in Daytona Beach
For the best process servers in Volusia County, look no further than Accurate Serve® of Daytona Beach. Whether you’re an individual representing yourself or an attorney for a large firm, we have the team, tools, experience, and network necessary to effectively and legally serve process for all your cases. Call us at (386) 569-8475 or send us your service requests online today!