10 October 2012

Does a Process Server in San Diego have to be licensed?

Yes and no. While it is not a requirement that a process server in San Diego have a California Process Server’s license, if they are serving more than 10 papers a year they do need to be registered and bonded on the county level. Bear in mind that the rules and regulations for process serving in San Diego can change quickly so it is best to always do a search to find out the current requirements.
Does a Process Server in San Diego have to have Insurance?
Again, yes and no. If they are engaged in process serving in San Diego of 10 or more sets of court documents a year then they must be registered and bonded within the county. The bond is not really insurance but is a verification that they are indeed professional and provides coverage should they fail in their job of delivery. You should only hire a process server in San Diego who does carry an E & O bond (errors and omissions), this protects both of you should there be a challenge to the process or the language of the paperwork served. A good process server in San Diego should be licensed, registered and carry appropriate bonds and insurances whether or not it is required by law.

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