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What is a Process Server?

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What is a Process Server?

What is a process server?

Many people ask, “What is a process server?”  He/ She officially serves as an officer of the court. Below are some insightful information and facts about them.

Oklahoma Process Server Authority

According to the Title 12, Oklahoma Rules of Civil Procedure, which can be found at this link, an Oklahoma process server has the same authority as a sheriff’s deputy to deliver civil legal documents. A person, once approved and licensed by a judge, has the very important task of delivering vital civil court documents to individuals, businesses, and governmental agencies.They must also acquire a bond from a private company, such as from Darryl Eppler at Sherman Humes, and they must always carry their license when out on active duty.


For an individual to obtain a license in Oklahoma, he/she must first meet several requirements.  These requirements include the following:

  • Applicants must be at least eighteen (18) years old.
  • Individuals must be of good moral character.
  • They must be both ethically and mentally fit to serve in the capacity of an officer of the court.

They must not have any felonies, either in Oklahoma or in another state.

Process Server in OKC Qualifications

To become one, an individual needs to complete the following steps:

  • The prospective person needs to have someone take two passport photos of himself, herself, or themselves.
  • He/ She needs to bring those passport photos, along with the appropriate fees, down to the county court clerk’s office.
  • Once the applicant’s license has filled it out, which can be found here at this link, she, he or they will need to go publish a formal notice of his or her intent to obtain a server license.  There are special papers whereby they can easily pay to publish this information with the Journal Record or another official/legal newspaper.  Thereafter, they will receive a court date. The court date is usually about one month after he/she publishes her, his. Or their intent to obtain a license with a special newspaper. Some states, such as Texas, require these professionals in Texas to undergo special training before applying.
  • Then they will also need to go and obtain a $5,000 bond, which usually only costs about fifty dollars ($50) per year.
  • They will then need to return a copy of the bond to the court clerk’s office, prior to his or her court date.
  • They do not actually have to go to court, but they may always do so. The judge normally just signs off on the license for them.
  • The new one may either come back to the court clerk’s office to pick up her, his or their license, or one of the court clerk’s employees will mail it out to the process server in OKC.

Oklahoma Process Server License

When applying for a license, there is now just one (1) type of process server in Oklahoma license: Statewide.

Once the person obtains the statewide license, she, he, or they can serve papers on people anywhere throughout the entire State of Oklahoma. This type of license is always the best kind – and now only – kind to have. This license allows for flexibility, enabling them to track down elusive people across every county in Oklahoma.

Whenever the individual who is licensed statewide in Oklahoma wishes to renew her, his, or their license, the cost of a three-year statewide license and a three-year Oklahoma process server bond costs a lot but is good for three (3) times as long from here on out. After the first year, a statewide license is good for three (3) years, and it only costs about three hundred dollars ($350). This is why it is so important for them to take that license and go make some money with it!

Who Hires Process Servers in Oklahoma?

They usually work for attorneys, banks, insurance companies, various other businesses, governmental agencies, private individuals, and more. They, over time, usually handle everything from child custody papers, small claims lawsuits, victim protection orders, summons, subpoenas, temporary restraining orders, etc. Getting all that fantastic business takes a great deal of their effort.

While a county will often post his/her name to its list of process servers in OKC, that alone will simply not suffice. The list at a county clerk’s office is often very long, and just being on this list will not bring in enough income for those who is seeking to have a career in this field. Thus, they will need to either work for an outstanding company like Oklahoma Judicial Process Servers and Private Investigators, or theywill need to start her, his, or their own business.


Delivering papers might sound like a relatively easy task, but sometimes it is anything but a simple job! Many people do not want to have court papers served upon them, so they might try to avoid service by one. This might necessitate that they engage in any or all of the following: skip tracing, searching out different residences, talking with neighbors, searching out information about the person on the Internet, waiting and watching for the individual, tricking the person, checking for forwarding addresses with the U.S. Post Office, working with others as part of a team, and so much more. Even when doing all of this, it still may not be enough, and the person whom the official is supposed to be serving might escape without the papers. While this can prove to be frustrating for both the process server, and her, his or their client, it is not the greatest concern one should have.

Sometimes people blame them for the legal matter at hand. While by law they must be a disinterested party to a case, the person getting served can sometimes get very emotional or even violent. They tend to have to serve unpleasant news, and the people getting served sometimes forget the adage “Don’t kill the messenger.”

Process Server Safety

They should always take great care to inform others as to her, his, or their whereabouts, the time she, he, or they are going, when she, he, or they expect to return and should always treat every person they are serving as potentially very dangerous. Police officers are trained to remember that they really do not have “routine” traffic stops. So, too, should a process server in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma should remain aware and ever vigilant that every person they are serving could potentially try to cause them great harm or even kill them.

Overall, he/she with a viable business can make a decent living. Those who work as a part of the dedicated staff at Oklahoma Judicial Process Servers and Private Investigators try to treat each person they serve with sincere dignity and decency. Likewise, each client is given priority attention and care. Please call Oklahoma Judicial Process Servers and Private Investigators at (405) 593-3515 with any questions you may have about their field. An outstanding agent at our firm will happily answer your questions to the best of her, his or their ability.

Areas Oklahoma Judicial Process Servers and Private Investigators Covers:

Despite its name, Oklahoma Judicial Process Servers and Private Investigators now covers every state in the nation! Yes, we have nationwide process serving! 😊 We have a long line of local, national, and international clients from all over the world who seek out our professionals in every state, so please just send your requests to Email. However, specifically for Oklahoma, we have process server for the following areas:










Broken Arrow








Deer Creek

Del City




El Reno

Elk City













Lone Grove

Midwest City








Nichols Hills




Oklahoma City




Pauls Valley



Ponca City


Pryor Creek



Sand Springs






The Village





Warr Acres





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