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Rule 103. Who May Serve


Citation and other notices may be served anywhere by (1) any sheriff or constable or other person authorized by law or, (2) by any person authorized by law or by written order of the court who is not less than eighteen years of age. No person who is a party to or interested in the outcome of a suit shall serve any process. Service by registered or certified mail and citation by publication shall, if requested, be made by the clerk of the court in which the case is pending. The order authorizing a person to serve process may be made without written motion and no fee shall be imposed for issuance of such order.

Amended by order of July 15, 1987, eff. Jan. 1, 1988.

Comment. The amendment makes clear that the courts are permitted to authorize persons other than Sheriffs or Constables to serve Citation. Further, Sheriffs or Constables are not restricted to service in their county. The last sentence is added to avoid the necessity of motions and fees.

Prior Amendments Future Amendments
Oct. 29, 1940, eff. Sept. 1, 1941 June 29, 2005, eff. July 1, 2005
June 10, 1980, eff. Jan. 1, 1981