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Process serving:
All rates listed are for one defendant at one address.  Discounts are available for more than one party at the same address.  Pricing includes up to 5 attempts or deemed un-serveable (i.e., bad address, unable to effect service within the 5 attempts) whichever comes first at one address.   

Local in-town rates 
(Local counties are San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, and Alameda.  Please see below for service time frames and what to expect from us)

Business serves
(commercial locations only)
Routine service.....................................................................$50.00
24 hour rush handling...........................................................add $20.00
DO TODAY...........................................................................add $40.00 

Residential serves                                                                                        
Routine service.....................................................................$60.00
24 hour rush handling...........................................................add $20.00
DO TODAY...........................................................................add $40.00 

Family law cases
$75.00
(Order to show cause, summons & petition)
24 hour rush handling............................................................add $20.00
DO TODAY............................................................................add $40.00 

Temporary restraining orders.................................................$150.00
Rural area surcharge..............................................................$25.00 & up
(Examples:  south of San Jose/south of Pacifica/east of Antioch)

Optional items:
File proof of service with court....................................................$35.00 & up
Additional attempts (beyond the included 5)...................................$25.00 & up
Postal check..............................................................................$25.00
Stake-out (2 hour minimum, arranged in advance).........................$75.00/hour
Skip tracing (attorney clients only)...................................................$75.00 
Appointment service........................................................................$25.00 & up
Waiting time (per hour/1st 15 minutes are included).......................$75.00
Local pick-up (attorney clients only)................................................$25.00 & up
Print excess pages...$0.25 per page for orders exceeding 25 pages

Out of town rates
Major cities throughout California....................................................$65.00 & up

What to expect from us:
Prices include: Serving your papers, preparing proof of service for YOU to file with the court and substituted service mailing if required.  

Timeframes:  
Routine service -   First attempt is within 3 business days. We will make 5 attempts over 7-10 days
Rush - 24 hour service - First attempt within 24 hours
Do today rush - Attempted same day we receive it

Frequently asked questions
Q-Why are business servers cheaper than residential serves?
A-Business serves are generally easier to complete on the first attempt out.

Q-Why are restraining orders and family law cases more expensive?
A-These types of serves are more risky and tend to be more difficult.

Proof of service and supporting forms:  
Once service is complete we will send the proof of service to you.  If you would like our office to file it with the court, your request must be in writing and there are additional costs of $35 & up.

Guarantee/Cancellation/Refund Policy:
No one can guarantee service. We WILL ensure that EVERY effort to complete your request will be made within the timeframes listed above. Our process servers are experienced and good at the job they do. Every effort is made to complete your order; we cannot guarantee service since each situation is unique. We do have a high success rate and want to help you in getting your case moved forward.

If service cannot be made after sufficient attempts, we will contact you to discuss further options for service which may include getting a new court date,adding 5 additional attempts to your order, conducting a stake-out, searching for another address (which would incur a new service fee and other applicable fees for postal search, private investigation, etc.) 

Once documents are received by our office and entered into our system, there is no refund.  If service was not attempted we will refund half of the amount paid.  Once service has been attempted we will not refund any portion.


Court services:
Rate includes initial trip and first 15 minutes of waitting time at clerk's window

Filing......................................................................................$50.00 & up 
Rush handling.......................................................................add $20.00 & up     
Research (includes one hour of time)...................................$75.00 setup 
Return Trip............................................................................$15.00
Copies ..................................................................................$0.50 per pg & up
Wait/research time $75.00 (Billed in 15 minute increments)     

Fees advanced
Up to $150.00 no charge for check admin fee if sending a check copy or providing a cc at the time of service.

Over $150.00 $25 admin fee, waived if they send a check copy at the time of service, reduced to $15.00 if they provide a credit card when placing the order.



Bank levies and wage garnishments                      $125.00 & Up
Rate includes all supporting form doc prep but does not include sheriff's fees. Volume discounts available.

We prepare all supporting documents that are required to open a file with the sheriff and serve.  We do need certain original forms from you to begin.

Bank levy:  You need to provide the original letter to the sheriff and original writ of execution.

Wage garnishment:  You need to provide the original writ of execution and original application for earnings withholding order.


Toll free (877) 281-3563  Toll free fax (877) 290-6425 Office hours:  Monday-Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm
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