To Serve Notice of a Civil Complaint

You may use the forms on this page if the following factors apply to your situation :

"Service" means giving legally required notice to other parties that you have filed papers that may result in a court order that may affect them. The court papers can ONLY be delivered in a manner permitted by law, and proof of proper delivery must be filed with the court.

You may use the forms and instructions below if...

  • You have filed a Complaint in Maricopa County Superior Court and you are required to serve notice on other parties of what you have filed with the Court.
  • You understand that your case cannot proceed until you have provided proof to the court that notice has been given in a manner permitted by law
  • You understand that the law does NOT permit you (or a friend or relative) to hand-deliver the papers to the other party unless he or she (and no one else) will sign an "Acceptance of Service" form in front of a Notary or Clerk of the Superior Court, and return the form for you to file with the Court.

The documents below are general information and/or court forms and instructions about serving court papers. If you choose to download an individual form, make sure you get the instructions that goes with it.

Serve Civil Complaint - CVC2

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Frequently Asked Questions - cvc20h
How to Serve a Civil Complaint by Acceptance of Service - cvc22p
How to serve a Civil Complaint by Certified Process Server - cvc23p
How to serve a Civil Complaint by Sheriff - cvc26p
How to Serve a Civil Complaint by Waiver of Service - cvc27p
How to Serve a Civil Complaint by Publication - cvc25p
How to Serve a Civil Complaint by Mail Outside of Arizona - cvc29p
Acceptance of Service - cvc22f
Notice of Request for Waiver - cvc28f
Waiver of Service - cvc27f
Motion to Serve by Publication or Alternative Service gn28f
Order to Serve by Publication or Alternative Service gn29f
Affidavit Supporting Publication - cvc25f

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