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Each Missouri summons states the date of the hearing the person is being summoned to. The summons must be delivered at least 15 days before this date and no earlier than 60 days. Then the proof must be delivered promptly afterwards to give ample time to file with the court and customers.

Missouri summons last only 30-60 days. This leaves a small window in which to serve the documents, and we may need that time to try at several addresses. Following ABC Legal's policy of starting attempts within 48 hours of receiving the documents and every 48 afterwards will make this a very achievable window.

Substitute Service Rules

When performing Substitute Service, the co-resident must be at least 18 years of age or older.


Every Missouri Proofs of Service must be notarized and submitted as soon as possible after the service. Proofs of Non-Service do not require notarization but must still be submitted as quickly as possible due to to the short time window for attempting service. All Missouri Proofs of Non-Service are e-singable.

Example Summons

Missouri example summons

Example Proof

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