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Process Server in Edmond, Oklahoma

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Process Server in Edmond, Oklahoma

Process Server in Edmond, Oklahoma

Have you ever needed to have a process server in Edmond, Oklahoma at a private investigation agency in  OKC serve a person with court papers? You found yourself going through a divorce or had to sue someone who owed you a hefty sum of money but refused to pay you? If so, he/she is just the person to help you take the stress out of your legal case.

Oklahoma Judicial Process Servers and Private Investigators is the largest Oklahoma-owned process server company in Edmond, Oklahoma and private investigation agency in Edmond, OK! Our private investigation agency has a plethora of professionals to help you serve court papers to anyone in Edmond, Oklahoma. In addition, every process server has an extraordinarily formidable reputation for customer service and affordable pricing.  Please call one today at (405) 593-3515

What does a process server do?

He/ She serves civil process upon businesses, individuals, and governmental agencies. Whenever someone files a lawsuit in a court of law, that person must serve notice to the other party that a court appearance is required. This is where he/she comes in. 

Why is it a better idea to hire a process server, instead of hiring a sheriff’s deputy to serve court papers in Edmond, OK?

To have the Oklahoma courts consider your service of process to be valid, a neutral party must serve the court papers. Instead of hiring a sheriff’s deputy who scares many people away by going in uniform and often makes only one (1) to two (2) attempts, you should instead hire a professional.

They go out more discreetly in plainclothes and makes up to four (4) attempts on service to one defendant at one address. Indeed, they might even show up in costume (i.e., pizza delivery driver, etc.) to try to trick the person they are trying to serve papers upon.

Given the possible number of attempts they will make versus what a sheriff will do, hiring one just makes more financial sense. You will get a lot more bang for your buck, when you employ them to help you with all your process serving needs. 

What kinds of clients do they assist?

They help a wide variety of clients. The types of clients they assist include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Lawyers/Attorneys/Law Firms
  • Businesses
  • Individuals
  • Governmental Agencies
  • Non-Profit Organizations

Please come let them help you get your court papers served today. 

What kinds of documents do your process servers serve?

They can serve about any civil document you need to have served. Some of the documents they include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Small Claims Affidavits and Orders
  • Divorce Papers
  • Victim Protection Orders (VPOs)
  • Hearing on Assets (HoAs)
  • Foreclosures and Evictions
  • Contempt Citations
  • Subpoenas
  • Summons and Complaint
  • Temporary Restraining Orders (TROs)
  • Injunctions
  • Notices to Pay or Quit
  • Employment/Contract Termination Letters
  • About Anything Else You Could Possibly Need Served!

Hiring them will help take an enormous burden off your shoulders. Each has served documents for many years. Indeed, every agent can also help you with the following:

  • They Know What Documents to Serve
  • Discerning if they Must Serve Your Papers Personally or if Substitute Service is Okay
  • A Specialist Knows Which Days and Times She/He/They Can Serve Court Papers
  • If Someone is Avoiding Service, They Can Help You Locate and/or Trick Her/Him/Them.
  • Our officials Can Perform Waiting and Watching Services for “Siege Warfare” Serves and Evasive Clients
  • They Know How to Fill Out the Affidavit of Service, so the Judge Does Not Throw Out Your Case

Must a process server have a license from the State of Oklahoma?

Yes, every individual must carry an Oklahoma process server license from the State of Oklahoma. Only residents of Oklahoma who are at least eighteen (18) years of age and who have a clean criminal background check are eligible to serve as one.

Is a process server from another state who is working at a private investigation agency allowed to serve court papers in Edmond, Oklahoma?

No, to qualify to serve court papers in the State of Oklahoma, one must first obtain a license to serve court papers and work as one. Any individual wishing to serve as a licensed official can find his/her application here.

May a process server who carries a statewide Oklahoma process server license serve court papers in other states?

No, someone who has previously secured a license prior to working as a process server in Edmond at a private detective agency in Edmond is not allowed to serve court papers in another state such as Arkansas or California where they have separate licensing requirements and procedures.

What kind of proof do they provide to the courts to show she/he/they made good service?

They will provide what is called an “affidavit of service” to file in with the courts. An affidavit of service will provide the court with basic information such as the following:

  • Case Number
  • Court of Jurisdiction
  • Plaintiffs and Defendants
  • Documents they were serving, etc.
  • Address Where the Service of Process Occurred
  • Whether or Not the Person they Served
  • Date and Time of Service by them at the Private Detective Agency in Edmond, Oklahoma
  • Name, Process Server License Number, and County of their Registration
  • Physical Description of the Individual they Left the Papers With
  • Relationship of the Individual they Left the Court Papers With, as She/He/They Pertain to the Person they were Attempting to Serve

It is crucial that they complete the affidavit of process server thoroughly and completely. Failure to do so could make the result to where the judge tosses out the case due to insufficient service of process. Please do not let this happen to your legal case in Oklahoma. Contact an experienced individual today, and get the job done properly the first time. 

What happens if I do not know where the individual I am trying to serve lives?

In the even you do not know the residential address or business location of the individual or person you are trying to serve, do not worry! Our agents can help you. Indeed, each one is fully trained in how to conduct nationwide skip tracing.

By obtaining a small amount of information and for an extra fee, a process server and/or private detective at our private investigation agency can help increase your chances of locating the individual or business you are seeking to have them serve legal documents upon. 

Every licensed person has exclusive access to information that others in the public are not legally allowed to obtain (i.e., social security numbers, dates of birth, drivers’ license numbers, etc.). He/ She can also access addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, and a plethora of other vital information.

If anyone can find the person you need one to serve court papers upon, then it is a process server.  Call (405) 593-3515 today and speak with one about how we can help you find the person you want served! 

How many attempts does they make?

A licensed individual typically make four (4) attempts on service to one (1) defendant at one address in the Oklahoma City metropolitan/surrounding cities. The service fee they charge will include all mileage, notary, affidavit, printing up to nine (9) pages and the return postage. Additional pages of documents, addresses, will cost extra.

Whenever it comes to other cities and states, the prices vary. Also, the number of attempts they will make also varies but is rarely less than three (3) at one address. Indeed, most larger cities and towns include up to four (4) full attempts.

Due to the excessive costs of gasoline prices, insurance, car repairs and maintenance, etc., please do not expect any one to make an unlimited number of attempts for a set fee. That is a horrifically unreasonable and unfair expectation to put upon any expert.

If your process server makes her/his/their required number of attempts but is unable to get good service, do I still have to pay?

Yes, they still must perform a significant amount of work, even if she/he/they cannot get good service upon the defendant/respondent. They still rack up a significant amount of vehicular mileage, incurs pricey gasoline expenses, and spends personal time pursuing your case on your behalf.

Inquiring if you “must still pay” is very insulting and outright offensive to them. That is like asking a lawyer if you must still pay, even though the judge or jury decided against you. In most cases with some exceptions for car accident cases, the answer is most certainly, “No!”

If they complete the maximum number of attempts but is still unable to complete service, do I have to pay again for another round of attempts?

Yes, the service fee you will pay upfront is not for unlimited attempts. If one finds out on the first attempt that house turned out to be vacant or otherwise completes the standard number of attempts without success, then if you want an additional set of attempts from them you will have to pay an additional service fee for more attempts or for them to try a new address.

When is it necessary for them to conduct a “siege serve” on someone?

Sometimes persons a specialist who is working at our private investigation agency is trying to serve will do about anything to avoid service. Some of these frustrating tactics that some defendants use to avoid service can include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. Having Other Family Members Lie About Whether the Person Lives There or Even Just Constantly Saying the Person is “Not at Home” *cough, cough*
  1. Constantly Parking Cars in the Garage
  1. They Neve Answer the Door.
  1. Keeping All Lights Turned Off
  1. Leaving Home Super Early & Returning Home Excessively Late
  2. Having Secretaries Lie & Say They “Work in Another Office” or “Are Not There” Over and Over Again
  1. Leaving All the Mail in the Mailbox to Give Off the Impression of Being Absent/on Vacation
  1. Putting Up False “For Sale” Signs in Front Yards, to Try to Trick the Professional into Thinking She/He/They Has/Have Moved Out

Sadly, this list could go on and on. Every person has seen every trick in the book. Fortunately, one of the many tactics they can employ is to conduct what an Edmond, Oklahoma process server refers to as a “siege serve” of sorts.

They typically secure a retainer of approximately $89.45 per hour with a ten (10) hour minimum, including driving time, for wait/watch siege serves. This allows them to sit outside of the home or business of a person to wait for her/him/them to walk outside to come or go.

Eventually, if you hire one to wait long enough, the person you are trying to have one serve must leave or arrive at some point. Sometimes this happens right away, and our agent can serve the person quickly.

Of course, sometimes the person you have hired our officials to serve “castles up” and decides not to leave or to try to sneak out the back way. This tactic, of course, will take a lot longer and will cost you quite a bit more money.

However, eventually everyone must eat, and many must go to work, visit family, go to appointments, etc. Even if the person who has castled up orders food and has it delivered to her/his/their home, someone still must bring it inside. If the person is inside the home or frequents the home with any type of regularity, then hiring them for siege service makes perfect sense. 

Must the individual your process server is serving “accept” the court papers?

No, if you have hired an expert to serve court papers upon an individual, that person does not have to sign for the papers, take them into her/his/their hands, or agree to receive them. If they had to secure such approval to serve court documents to individuals, then no one would ever successfully serve 90% of the civil process that each client has entrusted one to serve.

Indeed, sometimes, the persons they are attempting to serve become belligerent or even violent. Every person has sadly experienced these types of scoundrels on many occasions, and sometimes they throw the court papers back at them, or they may shove the papers into their window as she/he/they is/are driving away or perhaps worse. 

If you are reading this and are one of those belligerent scoundrels, please do not be a dick. Every official is a person, too, with hopes, dreams, and often families. They are just trying to do her/his/their job well and wants to be happy, too. No one is the one trying to sue you, so please be kind to them.

If you would not hurt your mail carrier, then do not hurt them. Please have empathy and be kind to every agent. 

How much do they cost?

The cost to hire one to serve the person in, the speed of service with which you want one to serve the individual, the number of pages of documents you email them to print out, and your method of payment.

Thus, if you ask them to serve a one (1) page document to someone in a large town on a routine basis and pay with cash, check, or money order, it will cost much less than if you need them to go serve a one thousand (1,000) page document on a super rush basis and you pay with a debit or credit card.

What happens if someone tries to hide from a professional?

If someone is foolish enough to try to hide from a licensed individual, then that person is only delaying the inevitable. The individual is so silly and is just on borrowed time. Eventually, they will find that person and will hunt her/him/them down. You can run, but you cannot hide!! :

How does the subservice of process upon an individual by a process server work?

In many instances, they may serve legal documents to an individual by leaving them at the residence of the person they are trying to serve. This individual could be the spouse, sibling, child, etc., of the person getting served. However, subservice by one comes with a few caveats.

Firstly, the person receiving the documents on behalf of the person that they are attempting to serve must reside with the defendant/respondent at the same address. Even if the person who receives the documents is a spouse or sibling, it does not count as good service by them, unless the individual resides there. Thus, they can serve the plumber that the homeowner is banging, but this only applies if the plumber has also moved in with the defendant/respondent. 

Secondly, the person that they are leaving the papers with must be over fifteen-and-a-half (15 1/2) years old. This State of Oklahoma set this requirement, because the legislators did not want they are dropping the papers off with noticeably young persons who may not remember to give the court documents to the intended party.

Additionally, some states prohibit any process server or even the sheriff’s deputies from serving any of their court documents via substitute service. Texas is one of those states, and certain other states have that policy as well. Other states like California allow for substitute service by them, but only on the third attempt and only in conjunction with mailing a copy of the documents out to the defendant/respondent via regular U.S. Mail.

It is always essential that they are knowledgeable of the laws and process serving regulations, prior to serving court papers to anyone. That is why so many people choose to hire an expert, because our process servers are extremely knowledgeable and skilled! 

Also, there are some types of documents that they may never serve personally, regardless of the state in which they originate. These four kinds of legal documents include the following:

  • Victim Protection Orders (VPOs)
  • Subpoenas
  • Indirect Contempt Citations
  • Hearings on Asset Documents

Please hire a licensed individual to help serve your papers correctly the first time.

How old must a person be for one to sub serve court papers upon her/him/then?

The minimum age they must have attained is eighteen (18) years of age. 

What types of court papers is a process server not allowed to serve via substitute service?

As mentioned above, there are some types of documents that they may never serve personally, regardless of the state in which they originate. These four kinds of legal documents include the following:

  • Victim Protection Orders (VPOs)
  • Subpoenas
  • Indirect Contempt Citations
  • Hearings on Asset Documents

Do they wear body cameras?

The owners of our private investigation agency always encourage them to use some type of body camera or other recording device. One option is for them to leave her/his/their phone on the video recording mode on the dashboard of her/his/their vehicle and to point it toward the front door. That way if the defendant/respondent becomes violent or tries to deny service, they always have proof of what really happened.

Are any of them who carry firearms, tasers, and/or pepper gel for protection?

Yes, those who has the desire, willingness, and proper licensure always to carry some form of protective equipment, be it a bulletproof vest, pepper gel that can shoot out a distance multiple times, a taser, or even a firearm. Some of these items require training and licensure for them to have the authority to carry and use them, while others do not.

Our private detective agency always encourages every Edmond process server to use as little force as absolute necessary to defend herself/himself/themselves, but at the same time to never allow someone else to harm anyone else to hurt any of our process servers in Edmond, OK at our private detective agency in Edmond. No one ever has the right to touch someone else without permission or to harm someone else except in self-defense, but if the need ever arises then making it back to one’s family is always the top priority.

Does anyone every try to kill or harm any process server in Oklahoma at your private investigation agency?

Fortunately, no one has ever suffered any significant injury or fatality. The owners of our private investigation agency take the safety and security of each very seriously, and we always urge them to carry some form of protective and recording devices. Some people try to harm and even kill process servers, but they end up going to jail for a very long time.

Your private investigation agency has Edmond, Oklahoma process servers. What other services does your private detective agency in Edmond provide?

It is certainly true that Dr. Makayla Saramosing has helped build up the largest Oklahoma-owned process serving company in Edmond, Oklahoma and private investigation agency in Edmond. However, our private detective agency also performs nationwide document filing and retrieval servicesnationwide skip tracing servicesbodyguard services in Oklahomapolygraph examinations in Oklahoma, even has a and notary public in Oklahoma.

What speeds of service does a process server offer?

They can effectively attempt to serve your court or other legal documents at whatever speed you choose. We have listed some of these prices and speeds and prices below, but they serve papers nationwide. Thus, if you do not see your county listed, please just ask us:

Oklahoma, Cleveland, & Canadian Counties – Immediate Service (Within 1 Hour): $249.99
Oklahoma, Cleveland, & Canadian Counties – Same Day Service (Same Day): $199.99
Oklahoma, Cleveland, & Canadian Counties – Rush Service (Within 1 Business Day): $149.99
Oklahoma, Cleveland, & Canadian Counties – Expedited Service (Within 2 Business Days): $129.99
Oklahoma, Cleveland, & Canadian Counties – Standard Service (In 3-7 Business Days): $99.99
Other Counties/States – Prices and Participation Vary by County & State  

 How much does it cost to hire an expert from your Edmond private detective agency?

The cost of service for a licensed private process server varies by city and state. However, some of our prices are listed as follow:

Oklahoma, Cleveland, & Canadian Counties – Immediate Service (Within 1 Hour): $249.99
Oklahoma, Cleveland, & Canadian Counties – Same Day Service (Same Day): $199.99
Oklahoma, Cleveland, & Canadian Counties – Rush Service (Within 1 Business Day): $149.99
Oklahoma, Cleveland, & Canadian Counties – Expedited Service (Within 2 Business Days): $129.99
Oklahoma, Cleveland, & Canadian Counties – Standard Service (In 3-7 Business Days): $99.99
Other Counties/States – Prices and Participation Vary by County & State  

Please contact them for a price quote for any city or town anywhere in the USA! 

What is the turnaround time for them to serve my legal documents?

They offer many different timeframes/speeds for the service of process in Oklahoma that can easily fit any budget and time requirements. The service speeds offered by every professional are as follow:

Oklahoma, Cleveland, & Canadian Counties – Immediate Service (Within 1 Hour): $249.99
Oklahoma, Cleveland, & Canadian Counties – Same Day Service (Same Day): $199.99
Oklahoma, Cleveland, & Canadian Counties – Rush Service (Within 1 Business Day): $149.99
Oklahoma, Cleveland, & Canadian Counties – Expedited Service (Within 2 Business Days): $129.99
Oklahoma, Cleveland, & Canadian Counties – Standard Service (In 3-7 Business Days): $99.99
Other Counties/States – Prices and Participation Vary by County & State  

Our private investigation agency in Edmond, Oklahoma serves court papers nationwide, so please feel free to call us at (405) 593-3515 for a price quote on any papers you need served anywhere in the United States of America. 

Do your process server and private detective conduct any nationwide skip tracing services?

Yes! Every private investigator  and process server conduct nationwide skip tracing services for clients around the world.They can try to help you locate the following information about an individuals and businesses:

People:

  • Social Media Checks
  • Records of Deceased Persons
  • Licenses (Professional, Pilot, Driver’s)
  • Voter registrations
  • Phone Number Location
  • Nationwide Criminal Background Checks
  • Global Watch Lists
  • Marriages
  • Births

Courts:

  • Foreclosures
  • Liens (Personal & Business)
  • Judgements (Personal & Business)
  • Bankruptcies (Personal & Business)
  • Evictions

Assets:

  • Vehicles – Advanced
  • Vehicles – Wildcard
  • Vehicle Sightings
  • Properties
  • Property Deeds
  • Property Assessments

Businesses:

  • S. Business Information
  • World Businesses
  • Business Phone Numbers
  • S. Corporations
  • C.C. Filings

What kind of information will I need to be prepared to provide for those who are conducting the skip tracing?

The more information one has on the person of interest, the better the chances we have that the skip trace will work. Some of the helpful information they prefer to have includes the following:

  • Full Legal Name
  • Date of Birth or Age Range
  • Social Security Number
  • Most Recent Known Previous Address
  • Known Email Addresses
  • Known Telephone Numbers
  • Any Specialized Domain Name Associated with The Person

Let a specialist help you with your skip trace in Edmond, Oklahoma today!

How do I obtain my process server license, so I can work at your private investigation agency?

To secure an Oklahoma process server license, you will need to complete the following steps:

  1. Please ensure you qualify to work as one, before filling out the license application.
  2. You will need to fill out the information on the form, pay the court clerk, and then pay the filing fee. This first step is most important, because a statewide license now takes about four (4) to five (5) weeks to obtain. This time starts from the date you first apply at your local courthouse/court clerk’s office.
  3. You will also need to get two (2) passport photos. You may get them anywhere, and FedEx OfficeCVS, and Walgreens are some of the most common locations that one working at a private investigation agency typically get them taken at.
  4. You will also need to get a process server bond at an insurance company like Sherman-Hume. Please ask for Daryl and tell him Dr. Makayla Saramosing sent you. 
  5. You will also want to publish notice of your intention to obtain your license, so you may work as one. Our private investigation agency recommends the Journal Record. Please contact them as soon as you pay the fee and file in your application so there is no delay in the processing of your license.
  6. Please turn in all the items above to the court clerk, before the court date they give you for the final issuance of your license. You do not need to show up to court for the signing off on your Edmond, Oklahoma process server license, but you may always attend if you so desire.

How do I find employment as a process server at your private detective agency in Edmond?

Many people apply to become a professional and do not even know how to find work as one. Many a person thinks that the jobs will just start flowing forth to them on their own, but this is not the case. However, this is where our private detective agency can help.

If you believe you would make an amazing process server at the largest Oklahoma-owned private investigation agency, then please fill out an application with our Edmond private investigation agency. Please make sure you have your Oklahoma process server license, before applying.

Is there a special form I can use to provide additional information, when hiring a process server?

Yes, whenever you wish to hire a licensed individual, you may fill out this client questionnaire form and send it with your documents and other information.

What is the best way to contact a process server?

He/ She is always standing by ready and willing to assist you with all your process serving needs. You may always call a process server at our private investigation agency in Edmond at (405) 593-3515. You may also Email us or use our contact page to send us an information request.

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