After the clerk date-stamps each of your packets, you must have someone "serve" (deliver) a packet to your landlord or your landlord's attorney, if he/she has any. You cannot deliver the forms yourself.
CHOOSE A SERVER
Who is a server? The person who delivers the court packet.
1. Hire a Legal Process Server.
You must pay the process server and you will be charged for additional mileage if the server has to try more than once. Legal Process Server fees varies so please contact the server for their rate.
2. Anyone over eighteen (18) years old.
Anyone over 18 years old can "serve" your court papers as long as the adult is not part of this court action. This means that you cannot use any roommates or family members if their names are listed on the court papers. Ensure that this person is reliable and understands what he/she must do.
WHAT DOES THE SERVER DO?
When your server goes to your landlord or landlord's attorney, your server will need to:
1. Give your landlord or landlord's attorney a date-stamped copy of the Complaint for Damages and Summons.
2. Have your landlord/landlord's attorney sign the Return of Service form.
3. Take the signed Return of Service form to the District Court and turn it in to a court clerk.