Process Server Resources

Texas - General

Personal Service Only

In Texas, documents must generally be served directly to the named defendant. Substitute service to a co-resident and posting service is only allowed with a direct order from a judge. This is known as Alternative Service, or service under rule 106/501. See more: Alternative Service

Original Documents:

Certain counties (Bandera, Bell, Brazoria, Cameron, Tarrant, and Victoria Counties) require service of original documents. Originals must be treated with great care, as losing a set can result in penalties from the court. These must be returned to ABC in the event that service cannot be completed. These documents will be mailed to you, unless you are a Tarrant County Process Server, in which case orders are picked up at our Dallas office.

Yellow Cards:

Many of your cover sheets will read, “**Deliver Yellow Card separate from the documents at the time of service.” These orders originate from one of our major clients, Scott and Associates. One of their Yellow Cards must be included with their orders.

If you need yellow cards, save the image below and print it on a yellow sheet of paper.

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