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Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan and Bronx.
New York Process Servers.
Save BIG by having your legal documents served in New York City within 2-5
business days for a low fee. And obtain an Affidavit of Service after we effect
service of process.
Get your court papers served by our process servers in New York if you have a:
- Divorce Summons and Complaint
- Child Support Petition and Summons
- Child Visitation Petition and Summons
- Spouse Support Summons and Petition
- Order of Protection
- Civil Summons and Complaint
- Subpoena for Records and Subpoena to Testify
- Notice to Tenant Terminating Tenancy
- Hold Over Petition and Notice of Petition
- Court Order/Decision
- Demand Letter
- Civil Citation or Summons
- Notice of Claim and Small Claims Court Cases
- Writ of Summons.
We serve all kinds of documents from:
- Supreme Court of the State of New York
- Family Court of the State of New York
- Civil Court of the City of New York
- Surrogate's Court of the State of New York
- United States District Court
- United States Bankruptcy Court
- Small Claims Court
- New York State Surrogate's Court
- New York State Court of Claims
- New York Court of Appeals
- New York State Department of Labor
- International Courts.
- Superior Court of the State of California
- Judicial Circuit State of Florida
- Other Out-of-State Courts.
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New York City Process Server Lic. # 1223225.
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New York General Legal Process Serving Fees:
Divorces and Family Court...........$95.00
L&T Notice to Tenant.....................$85.00
Service within 24 hours...............$150.00
Same Day Service of Process...$195.00
Notice of Petition and Petition......$95.00
|For regular 2-5 business days service of process in |
person upon one defendant/respondent anywhere in
New York City. Service is guaranteed if you provide a
No refunds will be issued for rush service of
process and waiting time, independently of the
As of January 26, 2015, non-traditional manners of service such as service of process by fax, service of process by text, service of process
through email or through social media are unacceptable manners of service in New York unless expressly ordered by the court. The main
purpose of service of process is to ascertain that all parties involved in a legal case be duly informed of the pending legal proceedings and
receive the order to show cause, notice to appear, summons, citation, court judgment, court order, court decision, subpoena or any court
document intended for said individuals or business entities.
Generally the word "process" refers to a subpoena, writ of summons, civil summons, citation, subpoena, court order, judgment, or notice to
appear. A process server is a person engaged in the activity of delivering legal process to individuals or corporations. Process serving in New
York City may be effected only by a licensed process server if the person engaged in process service serves more than five cases per year.
Process server licenses are issued by the New York City Department of Consumers Affairs for two year periods. Long Island and Upstate New
York do not require process servers to be licensed.
Contrary to widely held popular beliefs wrongly promoted by newspapers, film and television, service of process must not be effected by using
tricks (E.g. : Disguise yourself as a nun and serve the evasive priest who is hiding in church or announce yourself as the pizza delivery guy in
order to get the defendant to open the entrance door of her home) and process servers do not need to get the recipients' signatures in order
to complete service. Click here to read more about NY Process Serving Laws.
Process Serving Methods Used in New York State:
Personal Service. It is the best service because the named defendant/respondent receives the court documents in hand. Most divorce
summonses and petitions, Family Court visitation petitions, custody petitions and orders of protection must be served in person.
Substituted Service. If the named defendant is not present, it is acceptable to serve process upon a person of suitable age and discretion who
resides at the defendant place of abode or who is authorized to accept process on behalf of said defendant. Matrimonial cases and Family Court
Visitation/Custody cases may not be served in this manner but Child Support petitions, landlord/tenant cases and civil summonses and
complaints may be served by using this method.
Conspicuous Place Service. If the defendant resides at the address provided but refuses to open the entrance door to his home to accept
process, in most cases, a Notice to Tenant, Demand for Payment of Rent, Notice of Petition Non-payment, Notice of Petition Holdover, Summons
and Complaint may be served upon said defendant by affixing it on the entrance door of said premises. True copies of the pleadings affixed must
be also be mailed by regular mail. In some cases both regular mail and certified mail are required to complete service. Conspicuous Place
Service, Service by Mail and Service by Publication should be regarded as forms of Substituted Service.
Service by Mail. In some cases , New York courts will only require that service of process be effected by mailing true copies of the summons
and complaint by regular mail or by certified mail or both. In some cases, postal service return receipt service is also required. This manner of
service must be expressly authorized by the court. Examples of papers served by this method are Orders to Show Cause and Small Claims
Court Notice of Claim (In New York City, the Small Claims Court usually mails the notices on your behalf).
Service by publication. As a last resort, service of process by publication is acceptable, if ordered by a judge, when personal service or
substituted service cannot be completed. For example for a defendant whose last known place of abode was in the City of New York and the
process server has attempted service at said address multiple times and issued an affidavit of attempted service (due diligence affidavit), a court
may order that the summons be published by a major newspaper which circulates in the City of New York. This manner of service is the most
expensive because publishing a summons on a New York City newspaper (Usually the court decides which newspaper you must use) may cost
you from $800-$4000.
We Are Different When Serving Papers in the City of New York.
We are forthright and follow all the rules...That makes us different from other NY process servers when serving process in New York City.
*Service of process is guaranteed. If you provide Respondent's correct address we will issue a full refund if we fail to effect service and you do
not require an affidavit of due diligence.
Within 2-5 business days, after you send or bring your documents and payment , our New York
registered legal process servers will serve your court papers. Then we will issue a duly notarized
affidavit of service (Service Return) for you to bring to Court. Said affidavit of service will be sent
to your home, office or directly to the said court.