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A process server in Guthrie, Oklahoma at a private investigation agency in Guthrie can help you out when you need one most. Sadly, many people do not even know what a Guthrie process server at a Guthrie private detective agency is or what a process server in Guthrie at a private investigation agency in Guthrie, OK does until she/he/they really need(s) one at the last second. The owners of our private investigation agency in Guthrie, Oklahoma, Vivien Keefe and Dr. Makayla Keefe, have put together an information page to help others learn what a process server in Guthrie, Oklahoma at a private detective agency in Guthrie, Oklahoma is and what her/his/their work involves.

A process server in Guthrie at a private detective agency in Guthrie, Oklahoma is an individual appointed and licensed by the State of Oklahoma to serve process of legal documents upon individuals, businesses, governmental agencies, and non-profit agencies. Process servers in Guthrie, OK at private detective agencies in Guthrie, Oklahoma are officers of the court for the service of process only.    

As noted earlier, a process server in Guthrie, Oklahoma at a private investigation agency in Guthrie, Oklahoma serves process of legal documents for the court upon individuals, non-profit organizations, businesses, and governmental agencies, so that they receive official notice of pending legal action against them.

Skilled process servers in Guthrie, Oklahoma at private detective agencies in Guthrie, OK have a ton of tips and tricks up their sleeves to serve evasive defendants/respondents. Some of these tactics include, but are not limited to, the following:

The tips and tricks mentioned above are just a few of the many tactics that our process servers in Guthrie at our private investigation agency in Guthrie use to catch evasive defendants/respondents.

People become process servers in Oklahoma at private investigation agencies for a wide variety of reasons. Some persons enjoy adventure, and others like the quick cash and excitement. Many process servers in Guthrie, Ok at private investigation agencies in Guthrie, OK like the thrill of the hunt and the gratefulness of their clients. Some process servers in Guthrie, Oklahoma at private detective agencies in Guthrie, Oklahoma are mere gluttons for punishment or are simply naïve about its dangers.

To become a process server in Guthrie at a private investigation agency in Guthrie, an applicant must first meet several requirements. These process server in Guthrie, Oklahoma at a private detective agency in Guthrie, OK requirements are as follow:

  1. Each applicant seeking to become a process server in Guthrie, Oklahoma at a private investigation agency must be at least eighteen (18) years of age.
  2. Every applicant wishing to become a process server in Oklahoma at a private investigation agency in Oklahoma must be a United States Citizen or otherwise authorized to legally work in the United States of America.
  3. Every applicant seeking to become a process server in Guthrie, OK at a private detective agency in Guthrie, OK must be a resident of the State of Oklahoma.
  4. Every applicant wanting to become a process server in Guthrie, Oklahoma at a private detective agency in Guthrie, Oklahoma must have a clean criminal record that is free of any felonies and dangerous/especially bad misdemeanors/violent crimes/sex offender registry.

Once Guthrie process server applicants at Guthrie private detective agencies ensure that they meet the basic requirements to become a process server in Oklahoma at a private investigation agency in Oklahoma, then the people wishing to become a process server at a private investigation agency must also complete the following steps:

  1. A qualified applicant seeking to become a process server in Guthrie, OK at a private detective agency in Guthrie, OK must complete a process server application and pay the associated fee at one of the county court clerk offices in Oklahoma. This step is very important to take first, as it gets the clock going ono the court date the court clerk will set for the applicant to have her/his/their Oklahoma process server license reviewed and subsequently approved/denied.
  1. Next, a person wanting to become a process server in Guthrie, OK at a private investigation agency in Guthrie, Oklahoma must obtain a process server in Guthrie bond from a nice insurance agency like Sherman-Hume.
  1. An applicant wanting to work as a process server in Guthrie, OK at a private investigation agency in Guthrie, Oklahoma will also need to obtain two (2) passport-sized photos from a store like Walgreens, CVS, or FedEx Office.
  1. Next, an individual wanting to become a process server in Guthrie, Oklahoma at a private investigation agency in Guthrie, OK must publish notice of her/his/her Oklahoma process server application in a legal journal or paper like The Journal Record.

Once an applicant seeking to become a process server in Oklahoma at a private investigation agency in Oklahoma completes steps one (2) through four (4) above, she/he/they need(s) to return all the items to the court clerk where she/he/they filed her/his/their Oklahoma process server license application before the court date the court clerk set.

The cost to hire a process server in Guthrie, OK at a private investigation agency in Guthrie varies, depending on several factors. These factors often include, but are not limited to, the following:

Having a Good Address to Attempt at:

Many of our clients have and thus provide our process server in Guthrie, Oklahoma with a valid address to try at, and that works great. Other clients do not know the whereabouts of the defendant/respondent or think they have a good address. However, the decent address they thought they had turns out to be vacant, the defendant/respondent has moved, etc., and the client needs assistance from our process servers in Guthrie, OK at our private investigation agency in Guthrie, OK with nationwide skip tracing. This is not a problem, because our private investigators in Guthrie, Oklahoma and process servers in Guthrie at our private detective agency in Guthrie, Oklahoma assist with these location issues all the time for a small additional fee.

The Number of Pages to Print Out:

Most clients send our process servers in Guthrie at our private detective agency in Guthrie, Oklahoma less than ten (10) pages to print out, but others will send over a thousand (1,000) or more. For obvious reasons, any client sending ten (10) pages or more to print out will incur a small, nominal fee to help cover the associated costs of toner/ink, paper, time, etc.

Whether the Client Wants Rush or Routine Service:

Many of our process serving in Guthrie, OK clients need our process server in Guthrie at our Guthrie private investigation agency to serve the defendant/respondent on a routine basis. This means that a process server will begin the first attempt on service within three (3) to seven (7) business days. Sometimes our Guthrie process servers at our Guthrie private investigation agency may start it sooner, but they will never begin it later than that time.

Other clients of our private investigation agency in Guthrie require service of process from one of our process servers in Guthrie on an expedited basis. The case and matter at hand are both very urgent, and our process servers can, if available and for an added fee, often drop what they are doing and start the service of process that very minute.

Our private investigation agency in Guthrie, Oklahoma charges this extra fee, because our process servers in Guthrie, OK at our private investigation agency in Guthrie, OK must put the other clients’ serves on the backburner and do the ones who have urgent matters and who can pay the expedited fee first. Therefore, our process servers in Guthrie, Oklahoma at our private investigation agency in Guthrie, Oklahoma must charge the additional fees for rush service of process.

Domestication/Filing in of the Initial Court Documents

Sometimes clients need our process servers in Guthrie, Oklahoma at our private detective agency in Guthrie, Oklahoma to file in documents at a court clerk’s office and pay the filing fee, prior to serving the legal papers. Other clients of our private investigation agency in Guthrie, OK need a subpoena domesticated/filed in, so the local court where the process server in Guthrie at our private investigation agency in Guthrie can issue it before our process server in Guthrie, Oklahoma at our private investigation agency in Guthrie, Oklahoma serves it.

Filing documents takes extra time and costs money to print out extra copies. Thus, whenever our clients require our process servers in Guthrie, OK at our private investigation agency in Guthrie, OK to file in/domesticate court documents/subpoenas prior to serving them, it is a service we provide but just takes more time and effort and thus requires more money.

Witness/Testimony Fees/Document Production Fees:

Subpoenas often require our process servers in Guthrie, Oklahoma at our private detective agencies in Guthrie, Oklahoma to include a witness and mileage fee with them. This fee helps cover the costs of time and driving that witnesses incur when they must travel to and from a courthouse location. When the testimony takes place via Zoom or via telephone, most clients do not include a witness fee for deposition testimony for witnesses.

Other subpoenas, such as subpoenas duces tecum, require a document production fee to help cover the costs of the documents the subpoena’s demands require. Copies cost money, and thus many clients include something to help cover the associated costs of printing, etc.

As mentioned earlier, our process servers in Guthrie at our Guthrie private detective agency can provide an extra fee to our process servers in Guthrie, OK at our private investigation agency in Guthrie, OK to give to the subpoenaed witness. Other clients decide not to have a process server in Guthrie, OK at our private detective agency in Guthrie, OK add that in, and the owners of our Guthrie, OK private detective agency leave that up to the individual clients themselves.

Remoteness of the Area/Number of Process Servers in the Area:

Some towns and cities are so far away in the remotest areas of the land, while others have larger populations and thus more process servers in Oklahoma at private investigation agencies in Oklahoma to do process serving in Oklahoma. As such, towns with larger populations cost less to conduct process serving in Oklahoma in, because the number of process servers is more abundant and their distance to the locations of service tend to be much closer.

When serving in very remote areas, however, a process server in Oklahoma must spend more time and fuel traveling to and from the location. Thus, process servers in Guthrie, OK at our private detective agency in Guthrie, OK must charge more money to cover these added expenses.

Level of Danger the Defendant/Respondent Poses to Our Process Server in Guthrie, OK:

Let us face it: Some defendants/respondents are extremely dangerous and will try to murder sheriffs’ deputies and process servers in Guthrie from private investigation agencies in Guthrie at the drop of a hat. Courts affirm that lawyers and other clients who know a defendant/respondent to be dangerous have a legal obligation to inform a process server in Guthrie, OK at a private investigation agency in Guthrie, OK and sheriffs’ deputies of the danger involved beforehand. If this does not happen, families of murdered process servers and sheriffs’ deputies have a right to sue their clients.

Of course, neither clients nor owners of a private detective agency in Oklahoma can always know when a defendant/respondent is going to turn out to be dangerous. Sometimes one just never knows how a defendant/respondent will act, when presented with bad news.

For a standard fee, a process server in Guthrie, Oklahoma at a private investigation agency in Guthrie, Oklahoma will make up to four (4) attempts on service to one (1) defendant/respondent at one (1) address. This fee includes the affidavit, notary, mileage, affidavit, and return postage.

As noted above, each process server in Guthrie, OK at our private investigation agency in Guthrie, OK will make up to four (4) attempts on service to one (1) defendant/respondent at one (1) address. In areas that are smaller and very remote, our process servers in Oklahoma at our private detective agency in Oklahoma might make a fewer number of attempts – perhaps only one (1) in extremely remote locations.

Yes, even if our process server in Guthrie, Oklahoma at our private detective agency in Guthrie is unable to get good service on a defendant/respondent, you must still pay the fee for service. Why is this? Well, please consider the associated costs that process servers in Guthrie, Oklahoma at our Guthrie private investigation agency must pay just for attempting the serve.

To successfully practice their profession, process servers in Guthrie at our private detective agency in Guthrie must cover a plethora of associated expenses in their dangerous profession. These include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Car Mileage
  • Fuel
  • Brakes
  • Insurance
  • Car Taxes
  • Air Filters
  • Tires
  • General Repairs
  • Replacement
  • Oklahoma Process Server License
  • Office Rent/Mortgage
  • Income Taxes
  • Advertising
  • Phones
  • Internet
  • Utilities
  • Training/Education Classes/Courses
  • Staff Salaries
  • Much More!

As you can clearly see, process servers in Guthrie, OK at private investigation agencies in Guthrie, Oklahoma have many expenses. Thus, remember this and please do not be stingy or entitled, when interacting with and hiring professional, licensed process servers in Guthrie at private detective agencies in Guthrie.

The State of Oklahoma licenses each process server in Guthrie at our private detective agency in Guthrie, Oklahoma via the county clerks’ offices throughout the State of Oklahoma. Anyone seeking to become a process server in Oklahoma to do process serving in Guthrie, Oklahoma at a private investigation agency in Guthrie, OK may find an application here.

Sadly, unlike in the State of Texas, Oklahoma does not currently require any formal training or education in the field of process serving, prior to receiving an Oklahoma process serving license. ☹ Fortunately, some schools like SOR Training Academy offer educational classes for up-and-coming process servers in Guthrie at private investigation agencies in Guthrie.

What kinds of clients do process servers in Guthrie at private detective agencies in Guthrie typically help?

Our process servers at our private detective agency in Guthrie help a wide range of clients. These clients include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Businesses
  • Non-Profit Organisations
  • Governmental Agencies
  • Individuals

If you find that you need process serving in Guthrie, OK and want a process server in Guthrie, Oklahoma at our private investigation agency in Guthrie, Oklahoma to assist you, then please contact us today for more information and details. 😊

Small towns typically do not have many process servers in Oklahoma at private investigation agencies in Oklahoma, because the cost of the Oklahoma process server license is high and the amount of work for a process server in Oklahoma at a private detective agency in Oklahoma is relatively little. This is not the only reason that it is difficult to find a process server in Oklahoma at a private investigation agency in a small town in Oklahoma.

As everyone knows, working as a process server in Oklahoma at a private detective agency in Oklahoma is very difficult, thankless profession. In small towns and villages, everyone knows everyone else and all about their business. Anonymity is difficult to obtain, much unlike in a very large city. Thus, since people always seem to blame the messenger/process server in Guthrie, OK at a private investigation agency in Guthrie, many process servers in Guthrie, Oklahoma tend to feel hated and disliked by others in small towns when they serve court documents.

Thus, even if process serving in Oklahoma in small towns and villages paid better money to the process servers in Oklahoma at private investigation agencies in Oklahoma, many people do not want the wrath and ire of all those around them whom they may have to come into close contact. So, many people who might become process servers in Oklahoma at a private detective agency tend to shy away from the process serving in Oklahoma profession. ☹

Guthrie, Oklahoma process servers at our private detective agency in Guthrie tend to serve all kinds of legal documents and civil process. Some of the most common types of legal documents that a Guthrie process server at our Guthrie private investigation agency serve are as follow:

If you have a need for a process server in Guthrie at our private detective agency in Guthrie to assist you with the process serving of any of these documents, please just contact Vivien Keefe, Dr. Makayla Saramosing, or one of the other process servers in Guthrie, OK at our private investigation agency in Guthrie, OK today! 😊

If you really must ask this question in earnest about what happens if you try to hide from a process server in Oklahoma at a private detective agency in Oklahoma, then you are likely not a good person and need to go home and rethink your life. Grow up. Evolve.

Have fun trying to lie that a process server in Guthrie, Oklahoma at our private investigation agency in Guthrie, Oklahoma did not serve you with court papers when she/he/they really did. Judges will typically take the word of a process server in Guthrie at our private investigation agency in Guthrie over that of a defendant/respondent, and the owners of our private detective agency in Guthrie, Oklahoma always instruct all process servers of our private detective agency in Guthrie, OK to use shirt cameras, dashcams, etc. for additional proof.

Occasionally some law enforcement personnel over the years out in El Reno, Oklahoma and Watonga, OK have been very helpful and nice, but most just get in the way of our process servers in Guthrie, OK and private investigators in Oklahoma at our private investigation agency in Oklahoma. Thus, our process servers in Guthrie and private detectives in Guthrie at our private detective agency in Guthrie rarely reach out to police and other law enforcement personnel for assistance.

There are many types of service of process in the field of process serving in Oklahoma. The following is a list of the ways in which a plaintiff/petitioner may effect service of process upon a defendant/respondent:

Personal Service:

This type of service can take place when a process server in Guthrie at a private detective agency in Guthrie or a sheriff’s deputy places the court documents directly into the hands of the defendant/respondent, or when a plaintiff/petitioner mails out the legal documents via certified mail with a return receipt and the defendant/petitioner signs for them. Courts prefer personal service, because it ensures that the defendant/petitioner has the legal papers directly in her/his/their hands. Every state accepts personal service as an effective and valid method of service of process.

Substitute Service:

This is also a way that a process server in Guthrie, Oklahoma at a private detective agency in Guthrie, Oklahoma or a sheriff’s deputy can achieve valid service of process in many states. Substitute service is when process servers in Guthrie and sheriffs’ deputies give court documents for service upon an individual to someone else living at the home who is over the age of fifteen-and-a-half. Substitute of service upon an individual must occur at the residence where the respondent/defendant normally resides. Courts do not permit substitute service upon a defendant/respondent at any location other than her/his/their home.

Substitute service upon a business occurs when a process server in Guthrie, OK at a private detective agency in Guthrie, OK or sheriff’s deputy delivers the legal documents for a business to a legal secretary, office manager, etc., of a business at the business, instead of the registered agent herself/himself/themselves.

Not all states accept substitute service as legal process. Texas prohibits process servers and sheriffs’ deputies from serving any of their court documents via substitute service, while other states like California permit it on the third attempt at service and only when the process server in Guthrie, Oklahoma at a private investigation agency in Guthrie, Oklahoma simultaneously mails a copy to the defendant’s/respondent’s home by U.S. Mail as well.

Posting/Nail and Mail:

When serving summonses and petitions for forcible entry and detainer, also known as eviction documents, the State of Oklahoma always allow a process server in Guthrie, OK at a private detective agency in Guthrie to simply post the pre-eviction documents, commonly known as notices to pay or quit, on the front door of the evictee’s residence/office building.

When it comes to the summonses and petitions for forcible entry and detainer themselves, courts in Oklahoma do permit process servers in Guthrie at private investigation agencies in Guthrie to also post them to the front door and mail a copy to the defendant/respondent via certified mail if the process server in Guthrie, OK at a private investigation agency in Guthrie, OK or sheriff’s deputy is unable to achieve personal service or substitute service upon the defendant/respondent. However, doing so only entitles the plaintiff/property owner to gain possession of the property and no monetary damages.

In some circumstances, judges may allow process servers in Guthrie, Oklahoma from private detective agencies in Guthrie, Oklahoma and sheriffs’ deputies to simply post non-eviction documents onto the front door of a facility for good service upon a defendant/respondent, when the petitioner/plaintiff has proven to the judge that she/he/they has/had made every other possible effort to serve the individual and that the respondent/defendant in the case likely lives there and will probably receive the legal documents.

The owners of our private investigation agency in Guthrie would like to note that most judges will only permit posting/nail and mail in non-eviction cases on very rare occasions, and some never will.

Service by Publication:

Sometimes defendants/respondents simply do not want the petitioner/plaintiff to find them and avoid service at all costs. Despite the petitioner’s/respondent’s best efforts and those of their process servers in Guthrie, OK at private investigation agencies in Guthrie, OK and/or the sheriff’s deputies’ efforts to complete good service, it just proves unable to happen. In this instance, such as in divorce cases, judges may allow for service by publication, whereby the petitioner/respondent places a notice of the case in an official/legal journal or paper like The Journal Record to complete good service.

Service by publication usually takes months to complete, as the judge will likely require the petitioner/plaintiff to post the notice multiple times. Courts often consider service by publication to be “service of process by last resort”.

Guthrie, Oklahoma process servers can typically serve Oklahoma court documents twenty-four (24) hours a day, seven (7) days a week. The State of Oklahoma does not have any restrictions or limitations on hours and days a process server in Guthrie, OK at private detective agencies in Guthrie may serve process of legal documents in Oklahoma. Of course, for safety and practical reasons, most process servers in Guthrie, Oklahoma at private investigation agencies in Guthrie, Oklahoma serve process between about 6:00 am to about 10:00 pm.

Some states, such as Texas, have limitations on the dates and times process servers may serve documents that originate out of their state. Texas specifically prohibits any service of process on Sundays, while other states prohibit anyone from conducting process serving on an election day.

Process servers in Guthrie at private investigation agencies in Guthrie receive various amounts of money, depending if they work for a process serving company in Oklahoma and pay relatively few business expenses or own their own business and shell out quite a bit on business expenses. Process servers can generally make excellent salaries, if they work hard, are self-motivated, honest, dedicated, and persistent.

Some process servers in Guthrie, OK at private investigation agencies in Guthrie, OK prefer to supplement their incomes as process servers in Guthrie, Oklahoma by simultaneously working as private detectives in Guthrie, OK, mobile notaries in Guthrie, OK, bodyguards in Guthrie, Oklahoma, polygraph examiners in Guthrie, OK, nationwide skip tracers, and specialists at Oklahoma document retrieval.

If you or someone you know if interested in working for our private detective agency in Guthrie, OK as a Guthrie process server, please contact Dr. Makayla Saramosing or Vivien Keefe today for more details. 😊

Most of the time working as a process server in Guthrie at a private investigation agency in Guthrie poses no problems. However, plenty of horrific cases exist that show just how dangerous process serving in Guthrie, OK is, as some process servers in Guthrie, Oklahoma at private investigation agencies in Guthrie, Oklahoma have suffered terrible verbal and physical assaults and even murder and attempted murder.

Bad men have also brutally murdered sheriffs’ deputies in various counties and states throughout the United States of America. Some evil people have no respect for human life, not even for men, women, and non-binary individuals with a badge who put their lives on the line every day. ☹

Before becoming a process server in Guthrie, OK at a private investigation agency in Guthrie, everyone should know and understand just what she/he/they is/are getting into and how difficult and indeed deadly process serving in Oklahoma can be.

 Yes, sometimes our private detective agency in Guthrie has openings for process servers in Guthrie, Oklahoma, as well as other licensed positions in the legal field. If you or someone you know is interested in a professional career as a process server in Guthrie at our private detective agency in Guthrie, then please contact the owners, Vivien Keefe and Dr. Saramosing, today. 😊

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