Needing to hire a process server can be stressful and exhausting. How do you know you are hiring the right one? What price should you pay? Should you just have one of your friends, colleagues or sheriff’s dept serve the documents instead? These are all great questions we get asked almost everyday.
First, States do have rules and statutes on how documents can be served. They vary from state to state so please check your local rules. Some states require process servers to be licensed and don’t allow just anyone to serve the documents. Other states anyone over the age of 18 can serve the documents. Most people that call us to serve the documents try to get it done the cheap or free way first and end up spending more money in the long run because they have to pay for the failed attempts or re serve the documents because the affidavits were not filled out properly. We have over 20 years of combine experience with process serving and have filled out affidavits from several different states. Using a sheriff’s department might seem convenient at first but the majority of our serves come from people who have used them first. We are more accommodating then the sheriffs dept. The usually only serve Monday thru Friday from 9am to 5pm at residences. You can not tell me a specific time to serve the documents. If something last minute comes up with the serve, good luck getting a hold of them. Assurance Investigations and Process Service is one phone call away.
Pricing varies, it depends on the region and how expansive the place is being served. Some process servers in larger cities charge mileage some charge a flat fee. The most common method is a flat fee for three attempts. Most companies charge rush fees if you need it done in a short period of time. If you know you need papers served do not wait until the last minute to get them scheduled with a process serving company, you will save yourself some money in the long run.
Make sure to research the company you hire and look at their track record. Most process servers are private investigators as well. If required they will be licensed by their respective state. You can look up their licensing information on the states website along with any negative feedback or reprimands.
If you have any further questions or concerns about hiring a private investigator or Colorado process server please contact us anytime! We have been a Colorado Springs Process Server since 2008.