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Peace of Mind

Our mobile app will be your new best friend! Plan your route with built-in mapping. Protect yourself with photos and GPS coordinates.

Back Office Support

You provide the field work and we do the rest! Save the hassle of talking to customers, filling out proofs of service, and picking up work. Our Partner Support team is a phone call away.

Earn Great Money

The more you deliver, the more you earn. We provide you with a dense service area so you can reduce drive time and increase your hourly earnings. 

Get Paid Weekly

Get paid every week, the same week you complete the work. Itemized pay tracking right in your phone that you can access any time you like.

Frequently Asked Questions

Applying & Getting Started

In some states you must register to become a licensed or certified private process server. 

If you aren't licensed or aren't sure if you need a license, search online for instructions on how to register to become licensed in your state or county, or check the list of states that require registrations below!

Alaska

Private process servers are required to be licensed as civilian process servers by the Alaska Commissioner of Public Safety:

Arizona

Process servers are required to register as a certified private process server with the Superior Court of Arizona:

Arkansas

Individuals who serve process in the State of Arkansas are required to be appointed by the Circuit Court or County Court. Contact your county court to inquire about getting appointed! Here is a link with downloadable forms:

California

Process servers in California are required to apply and be registered in the county they serve in. Registration is statewide, and the individual must have lived in California for at least one year. No classes or training is required. Every applicant is required to post a $2,000 bond or cash deposit. Contact your County Clerk’s office for information on how to register!

Florida

Any permanent resident over 18 can serve process. Most counties require process servers to be appointed by the sheriff:

Georgia

Process servers in Georgia are required to be certified by the Georgia Sheriff’s Association: In addition process servers need to be appointed by the court for each county they serve process in. Contact your local county court for more information!

Illinois

In counties with a population of less than 2,000,000, process may be served, without special appointment, by a person who is licensed or registered as a private detective under the Private Detective, Private Alarm, Private Security, and Locksmith Act of 2004 or by a registered employee of a private detective agency certified under that Act.

Missouri

Process servers in the City of St Louis are required to be certified by the sheriff: There is no state-wide certification, and the only counties that require process servers to be appointed are Jackson and Pettis Counties.

Montana

Anyone making more than 10 services of process in a calendar year is required to register with the Montana Department of Labor:

Nevada

Process servers in Nevada are required to be licensed through the state:

New York

There is no state-wide certification, but process servers in NYC are required to be certified by the Department of Consumer Affairs:

Oklahoma

Process servers in Oklahoma are required to be licensed by the state:

Rhode Island

Process servers are required to be licensed as Constables by the Chief Judge of the District Court:

Tennessee

There is no state-wide registration in Tennessee, but some counties like Shelby and Knox require process servers to be appointed.

Texas

Process servers in Texas are required to be certified by the Judicial Branch Certification Commission:

You can take the certification course for free on our training website!

Vermont

There is no state-wide registration, but process servers in Vermont must be authorized by the county court in which they are serving. Contact your county court for more information!

Washington

Process servers in Washington are required to register with the auditor of the county in which they reside or operate their business:

You will need a valid driver’s license, liability auto insurance, reliable transportation, smart phone, printer, and process server registration (depending on your state’s requirements).

On average on-boarding takes 3-5 days which includes filling out paperwork, taking our process server orientation course and submitting a background check.

About the Job

When one party files a legal complaint against another in the court of law, the defending party must be informed by being given a copy of the complaint, and a legal summons to appear in court. We help law firms by filings documents at the courthouse and retrieving the filed copies.

About ABC

As a process server, you will receive the filed documents and “serve” them on the named parties in the lawsuit. This involves knocking the doors of homes we send you to, gathering information, and providing the documents to the named individual whenever able.

For most orders we utilize e-dispatch of documents, and the process servers print them from home. In some instances, we mail original documents via UPS to servers’ homes.

While ABC Legal does not have an official dress code, the expectation is that you represent yourself and the company respectfully. Dressing business casual will only increase your odds of success.

Nope! Our servers are based out of their own homes. No need to go to an office every day.

We try to keep our servers within a 20 - 25-mile radius of home for ease of travel, but ultimately you can determine the size of your service area.

Payments & Contracts

There isn’t one. We pay per job “resolution” – meaning pay is processed once a job is completed and the proof of service/non-service is signed. Sometimes multiple attempts are required at the same address if you are unable to reach the defendant the first time, so it pays to attempt at times that people are likely to be home.

As a contractor with ABC you would have the ability to work independently and set your own schedule. Rather than a W2, we issue a 1099 form for tax purposes.

We reimburse 8 cents per printed page for service documents. Our pay rates are flat rates that are based off the average cost of operations in any given area. We also provide UPS shipping labels to all our process servers who need to mail original documents to us.