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What Kinds of Papers are Served by Process Servers?

Most people know that process servers deliver legal papers but aren’t really sure what those legal papers are. The truth is, a process server can serve anything from a witness subpoena to an eviction notice, and everything in between. Some people even use process servers to deliver paperwork that isn’t necessarily required by a court, but is still important and requires a clear chain of custody.

Some of the most common types of documents that a process server delivers include:

Summons and Other Writs

A summons is probably the most popular type of writ a process server serves. Summons simply tell a person when they are expected to appear in court, and they are typically served to a defendant alongside a complaint, which details what the court appearance is about. Some other types of writs include:

  • Writ of garnishment
  • Writ of habeas corpus
  • Writ of Replevin
  • Writ of mandamus
  • Writ of possession
  • Writs of execution
  • Writ of attachment


There are many different types of notices that a process server might deliver, but one of the most common is an eviction notice. Whether it’s a 3-day notice to pay or vacate or a final eviction notice approved by a judge, a process server is the best way to deliver this news to (soon-to-be-ex) tenants.


Subpoenas play a very important part in the criminal and civil justice systems. Witnesses are frequently subpoenaed to shed light or provide information about the case at hand. Without subpoenas, many cases would go unresolved due to a lack of evidence or information.

Legal Document Delivery in Ft. Myers

No matter what type of legal document you need to be delivered, the experts at Accurate Serve® can get your paperwork where it needs to be. Call us at (239) 822-7299 or send us a work request online to get started today.