To Serve Notice in General Civil Court Cases
Use these forms only if there is not a service packet for the type of case you are filing. Family cases have different service requirements and have different service forms. See the "Civil Complaint" pages for instructions and forms to serve a "Civil Complaint."
"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 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.
If you choose to download an individual form, make sure you get the instructions that goes with it.
How to serve notice in a Civil Case
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