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Licensing Details

  • A person wanting to serve process (there could be a quantity exception, see California or Montana) would submit an application for a license to a State Board or some other suitable organization.
  • A background check would be performed to determine if the applicant should be allowed to server process.  For example someone convicted on a charge of fraud or violence would be prohibited from serving process and would not be issued a license.
  • The applicant could be required to pass a test to determine if they know the basic rules regarding service of process in Minnesota.
  • The applicant could be required to have errors and omissions insurance to protect their clients from accidental damage.
  • The applicant could be required to post a bond to protect the public, court personnel, and their clients from any costs or damages incurred by fraud on behalf of the process server.
  • Continuing education could be required to ensure that the process server stays current on the rules and statutes governing service of process.
  • As part of the continuing education component, classes on ethics could be required.