Once your temporary restraining order papers have been reviewed by the judge, the clerk will give you the original papers and copies. These papers are for you to give to a State Marshal. You will need to ask a State Marshal to serve, or deliver, a copy of these papers on the other person. The marshal will serve the papers for free. There is a list of marshals online, or the court clerk can give you a list.
Some State Marshals like to have you fill out a form that gives them information about the person you’re asking for a restraining order against. Or you can write a letter to the marshal. The marshal’s letter or form helps the marshal find and deliver papers to the person you’re asking for a restraining order against. It includes information about what the person looks like, where they work, places they visit regularly, and whether they have weapons. It’s important that you give detailed information about what the other person looks like and where they are so that the marshal can find them and deliver the restraining order. If you have a photograph of the other person, bring it with you and show it to the marshal.
You must have the other person served at least 5 days before the hearing.