Ever wonder what a process server in Piedmont, OK at a private investigation agency in Piedmont is and does? Have you seen exciting televised process server shows/movies and think it might be a profession you wish to enter?  If so, then you are hardly alone. Many people around the world have wondered what process servers in Piedmont, OK at Piedmont private detective agencies do and why, and Vivien Keefe and Dr. Makayla Saramosing have put together a nice list of process server FAQs to help answer some of the most common questions people have.

The Piedmont, Oklahoma Process Server FAQs that the process servers in Piedmont, OK at our private investigation agency in Piedmont, Oklahoma have put together are as follow:

What is a process server in Piedmont, OK at a private detective agency in Piedmont?

Process servers in Piedmont, OK at private investigation agencies in Piedmont, Oklahoma are individuals whom the State of Oklahoma has licensed to serve court papers and other legal documents to companies, governmental agencies, non-profit organizations, and individuals. Think of process servers in Piedmont at private detective agencies in Piedmont kind of like mail carriers for the United States Postal Service (USPS).

The USPS also serves court and other legal documents via certified mailing, so Piedmont process servers at private investigation agencies in Piedmont, Oklahoma have a lot in common with process servers in Piedmont, OK at private detective agencies in Piedmont, OK.

What kinds of people become process servers in Piedmont, OK at private investigation agencies in Piedmont, Oklahoma?

Individuals who like adventure, quick cash, excitement, and who are very self-driven and hardworking tend to gravitate toward becoming process servers in Piedmont at private detective agencies in Piedmont. These persons are most often self-motivated, very driven, and independent in that they do not want or need lots of other people looking over their shoulders and breathing down their necks.

Some process servers in Piedmont, OK at private investigation agencies in Piedmont, OK only do process serving as a part time gig, while others make process serving in Piedmont for private detective agencies in Piedmont, OK their profession and might even simultaneously pursue working as private detectives in Piedmont for private detective agencies in Piedmont, Oklahoma. Indeed, private investigations in Piedmont, OK and process serving in Piedmont, Oklahoma can have several similarities in the types of work required.

What are the most common documents that process servers in Piedmont, Oklahoma at private detective agencies in Piedmont deliver to other people?

Some of the most common types of court papers and other legal documents that a process server in Piedmont, OK at a private investigation agency in Piedmont might serve are as follow:

  1. Summonses and Petitions
  2. Temporary Restraining Orders (TROs)
  3. Small Claims Affidavits and Orders
  4. Subpoenas
  5. Notices to Pay or Quit
  6. Indirect Contempt Citations
  7. Victim Protection Orders (VPOs)
  8. Hearings on Assets
  9. Demand Letters
  10. Petitions and Summonses for Forcible Entry and Detainer
  11. Notices of Termination/Non-Renewal

What types of legal documents always require personal service?

Some types of documents always require personal service. This means that a process server in Piedmont, OK from a private investigation agency in Piedmont, Oklahoma or a sheriff’s deputy must personally hand the legal documents directly to the defendant/respondent.

Alternatively, if the petitioner/plaintiff sends the documents to the defendant/respondent by certified mailing via the United States Postal Service (U.S.P.S) and the defendant/respondent signs for the documents, that also counts as personal service.

The following types of court documents require personal service only:

A process server in Piedmont, Oklahoma at a private investigation agency in Piedmont must take great care not to accidentally sub-serve or post a document, because it will inadvertently make the service of process invalid and could potentially jeopardize the entire case.

Who are typical clients that Piedmont, Oklahoma process servers at Piedmont, OK private investigation agencies typically assist?

Process Servers in Piedmont, OK at our private detective agency in Piedmont typically have the following five (5) types of process serving clients in Oklahoma:

  • Individuals
  • Businesses
  • Governmental Agencies
  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • Attorneys/Law Firms (Yes, Also Technically Businesses)

If you ever find yourself in need of assistance from a process server in Piedmont, Oklahoma at a private detective agency in Piedmont, Oklahoma, then please contact a process server in Piedmont at our private investigation agency in Piedmont today for more assistance. 😊

How much does it cost to hire process servers in Piedmont, OK at your private detective agency in Piedmont, OK?

The cost to hire a process server in Piedmont, Oklahoma at our private detective agency in Piedmont varies based upon several factors. These cost factor differentials are as follow:

Speed of Service:

Some clients need our process server in Piedmont, Oklahoma at our private detective agency in Piedmont, OK to attempt to complete service of process the same day, while others just need “routine” service that is not as urgent.

The City’s Location:

The location of the city also plays a factor in determining the cost for service of process. Larger, more populated cities tend to have quite a few more process servers in Oklahoma working at a private investigation agency in Oklahoma who can assist with process serving. Thus, it costs less to hire a process server in Piedmont, Oklahoma at a private investigation agency in Piedmont, Oklahoma, because there are smaller fuel and other maintenance costs and time that go into process serving in larger cities.

Likewise, smaller cities and towns often have few, if any, process servers in Oklahoma at private investigation agencies in Oklahoma, and thus a process server in Norman, OK at a private investigation agency in Del City, OK might have to drive a much further distance and spend more fuel, time, etc., to make multiple trips to and from the location.

The Number of Pages to Print Out:

Some clients send only one page for our Piedmont process server at our Piedmont private detective agency to print out, while others physically mail the entire set of document to us or even bring them by our office. Thus, the costs of printing are minimal or even nil.

Other clients e-mail in large packages, sometimes totaling well over one thousand (1,000) pages, to our office to print out. Documents that large in number cost more to print out, not to mention resources of time and organization. Thus, our process servers in Piedmont at our Piedmont, Oklahoma private investigation agency add on a nominal fee to help cover the toner/ink, paper, printer repairs, and time involved.

Whether or Not the Client Has a Valid Address for Service of Process:

Most of our clients have an address they believe is valid and that they wish our process servers in Piedmont at our private detective agency in Piedmont to try. Others, however, have no address and thus require nationwide skip tracing to help find a better address, before a process server in Piedmont, OK from our Piedmont, Oklahoma private investigation agency makes the first attempt on service of process.

Court Filings:

Some clients need a process server in Piedmont, Oklahoma from our private investigation agency in Piedmont to file in documents at the court clerk’s office, prior to serving them. These filings sometimes require fees. Our process servers in Piedmont, Oklahoma at our private investigation agency in Piedmont, Oklahoma charge extra premiums to file these documents in on our clients’ behalf and to front the associated filing fees, if any.

Witness Fees:

Subpoenas almost always require a witness fee to go along with them, and a Piedmont process server from our Piedmont private detective agency is more than happy to attach a witness fee check from our private detective agency in Piedmont, OK along with those court papers or other legal documents. Each process server in Piedmont, OK at our private investigation agency in Piedmont, Oklahoma passes on these extra witness fee costs on to the clients.

What does it mean to “domesticate” a foreign subpoena from another state?

Domestication of a state subpoena from another state basically describes the term used to bring copies of the subpoena into the county court clerk where the process server in Piedmont, Oklahoma at a private investigation agency in Piedmont, Oklahoma is about to serve the document, so the court clerk can first file it in and stamp it with their special seal. This action by the court clerk authorizes the issuance of the subpoena itself and makes it valid and legal.

Not all attorneys and other clients request our process servers in Piedmont, Oklahoma at our private detective agency in Piedmont, OK to domesticate foreign subpoenas, prior to having a process server in Piedmont, OK at a private detective agency in Piedmont, OK serve them. The same holds true for witness fees, because not all clients have a process server in Piedmont from our Piedmont private investigation agency attach a witness fee to their subpoenas to cover time/travel costs/document production. However, domestication of state subpoenas and the inclusion of witness fees are the technically the legal but sometimes ignored route.

Do the courts require process servers in Piedmont at private investigation agencies in Piedmont to attach witness fees when serving subpoenas?

When it comes to subpoenas for deposition, courts generally require a witness fee of approximately fourty dollars ($40.00) plus mileage of approximately fifty-nine cents ($0.59) per mile as a witness fee and reimbursement for witnesses who must travel from their home to a courthouse for courtroom testimony and depositions. Judges do not typically require witness and mileage fees, when the courtroom testimony or deposition will take place remotely via Zoom, etc., because there is no travel involved.

For subpoenas duces tecum, the person, business, governmental agency, or nonprofit organization receiving the subpoena must provide a certain amount of documents, items, etc., as stated on the subpoena. Typically, some sort of nominal witness fee is required for the printing and production of these legal documents for the court to examine and properly review.

What is the difference between a subpoena duces tecum and a subpoena for deposition?

A subpoena duces tecum is a form of subpoena used to produce documents by a company, governmental agency, individual, or non-profit organization. A subpoena for deposition is one whereby the court commands an individual to appear either in the courtroom or either in-person or via Zoom, etc., for a deposition to testify about a particular matter.

Is working as a process server in Piedmont, OK at a Piedmont private investigation agency a dangerous profession to be in?

Yes, working as a process server in Piedmont at a private detective agency in Piedmont is an extremely dangerous profession that comes with high rates of physical and verbal assault, attempted murder, and even murder. ☹ This holds true not only for every process server in Piedmont, Oklahoma at private investigation agencies in Piedmont, OK, but also for sheriffs’ deputies.

Few, if any, defendants/respondents appreciate it when process servers in Piedmont, OK at a private investigation agency in Piedmont, OK come to serve them with bad news/court documents. They think that if they can somehow make the process server in Piedmont from a private detective agency in Piedmont disappear that all their problems will magically vanish, but that simply is not the case.

Most of the time, service of process via process servers in Piedmont, OK at private detective agencies in Piedmont, OK goes off without a hitch. Most people a process server in Piedmont from a private detective agency in Piedmont, Oklahoma tries to serve are non-violent and accept the court documents without issue. The bad things only happen once every so often, but process servers in Piedmont, OK at private investigation agencies in Piedmont, Oklahoma should prepare themselves with dash cameras/bodycams, pepper gel, etc., for defense purposes.

Do people ever try to harm or murder process servers in Piedmont from private investigation agencies in Piedmont?

Yes, as noted above, employment as a process server in Piedmont, OK at a private investigation agency in Piedmont Oklahoma is an extremely dangerous field on some occasions. Most of the time a process server in Piedmont from a private detective agency in Piedmont will not experience any major issues or problems.

What happens if I lie to a process server in Piedmont, OK at a private detective agency in Piedmont, Oklahoma?

If defendants/respondents lie to Piedmont process servers at Piedmont private detective agencies, they will immediately go to Hell right after the process server gods and goddesses have descended to arrest you. Lol, well, no, not really. The process server in Piedmont at a private investigation agency in Piedmont likely will not believe you and will probably end up serving you anyway. Deal with it. 😉

Am I allowed to refuse to accept paperwork that a process server in Piedmont, OK at a private investigation agency in Piedmont, Oklahoma has tried to serve me with?

Um, yeah, sure. Respondents and defendants can always “refuse” to accept service from a process server in Piedmont, Oklahoma at a private detective agency in Piedmont all they want. However, this tactic does not change the fact that the process server in Piedmont from a private investigation agency in Piedmont, OK HAS JUST SERVED THEM!!! 😉

What are the different types of service of process?

The different types of service of process in Oklahoma are as follow:

Personal Service:

This type of process is when a process server in Piedmont, Oklahoma at a private detective agency in Piedmont, OK physically hands the legal documents to the respondent/defendant in person. This also includes instances where a plaintiff/petitioner mails out the court documents to the defendant/respondent via certified mailing with a return receipt, and the defendant/respondent personally signs for the documents. Courts consider this type of service to be the best and most effective.

Sub-service:

This type of service is when a process server in Piedmont, OK at a private investigation agency in Piedmont delivers the court documents to someone at a residence who lives there with the defendant/respondent and is at least fifteen-and-a-half years old.

Not all states allow for substitute service, and some only do so under certain circumstances and/or for a limited number of document types. Substitute service is not allowed upon an individual who is a defendant/respondent at a business under any circumstances. States like California require that a process server in Piedmont at a private investigation agency in Piedmont also mail out the court documents via regular U.S. Mail, whenever completing service of process via substitute service on or after the third (3rd) attempt at securing personal service of process.

Posting/Nail and Mail:

This method of service of process is most often done when a process server in Piedmont at a Piedmont private detective agency or sheriff’s deputy is serving eviction papers and the client is seeking possession only and no money. Even then, the Piedmont, Oklahoma process server at a Piedmont, OK private investigation agency or sheriff’s deputy must still mail out the documents via certified mailing with a return receipt via the U.S.P.S. Other allowable instances include times when a judge specifically orders that the posting of legal documents to the door.

Service by Publication:

Considered the least effective method of service of process that typically takes the longest to complete, this is essentially “method of last resort” in the process serving world. A judge must usually authorize service of process via publication after the plaintiff/petitioner has exhausted every other possible avenue. Before allowing service by publication, a judge will want to see a detailed list of efforts that a petitioner/plaintiff has made to try to obtain good service. Some documents are ineligible for service of process via publication, and it is possible that some states may prohibit it all together.

How do I report process servers in Piedmont at private detective agencies in Piedmont, OK for violating the law?

Just stop. Do not be a dick. Just accept the court documents the process server in Piedmont, OK at a private investigation agency in Piedmont, OK served upon you and kindly move on with your life.

Do process servers in Piedmont, Oklahoma at your private detective agency in Piedmont, OK collaborate with police officers?

Eh, police officers mostly just get in the way and interfere with the work that process servers in Piedmont, Oklahoma and process servers in Piedmont at private detective agencies in Piedmont try to complete, so most of the private detectives and private process servers at our private investigation agency tend to avoid them.

What hours and days are a process server in Piedmont at a private investigation agency in Piedmont, OK legally allowed to work?

The State of Oklahoma permits every process server in Piedmont, OK at a private detective agency in Piedmont, OK to serve court papers and other legal documents twenty-four (24) hours a day, seven (7) days a week. Most process servers in Piedmont, OK at private investigation agencies in Piedmont, Oklahoma typically serve court papers and other legal documents from about 5:00 am to about 10:00 pm or so, which is when most people are at home and awake.

Some states place restrictions upon process servers at private investigation agencies in terms of which days of the week they can serve or what holidays they may not serve anyone on. Texas does not allow for service of process on a Sunday, so process servers in Piedmont, OK from private detective agencies in Piedmont, Oklahoma who are serving Texas court papers must take great care not to serve anyone on Sundays.

How much money do process servers in Piedmont, OK at private investigation agencies in Piedmont, Oklahoma make?

A process server in Piedmont, OK at a private detective agency in Piedmont, OK can make a decent amount of money, if she/he/they is/are highly motivated, dedicated, persistent, honest, a great communicator, etc. All the process servers in Piedmont, Oklahoma at our private investigation agency in Piedmont have opportunities for advance, and if qualified as private investigators in Piedmont, polygraph examiners in Piedmont, mobile notaries in Piedmont, bodyguards in Piedmont, etc., then they can work in multiple positions with our private investigation agency in Piedmont, Oklahoma and can make even more money. 😊

How many attempts on service do process servers in Piedmont, OK at your private investigation agency in Piedmont, Oklahoma make?

Each process server in Piedmont, OK at our private investigation agency in Piedmont, Oklahoma makes up to four (4) attempts on service to one (1) defendant at one address for each standard fee in larger, more populated areas. In very remote locations with no process servers in Piedmont, OK at private investigation agencies in Piedmont nearby, the number of attempts each process server in Oklahoma at a private investigation agency in Oklahoma will make may vary.

If the process server in Piedmont, Oklahoma at your private detective agency in Piedmont, OK is unable to get good service upon the defendant/respondent, do I get my money back?

Process Servers in Piedmont at our private investigation agency in Piedmont must pay for their fuel, car insurance, air filters, tires, vehicle repairs, taxes, and so much more for every serve they do. Thus, no, there are no refunds and all clients must pay all process servers in Piedmont, Oklahoma at our private detective agency in Piedmont, Oklahoma beginning from the time they print out the documents and begin to make their first attempt. No exceptions.

What is nationwide skip tracing, and do process servers in Piedmont at your private detective agency in Piedmont conduct skip tracing?

Nationwide skip tracing is where our process servers in Piedmont, Oklahoma and private investigators in Piedmont at our private investigation agency in Piedmont, Oklahoma can go through their databases with information provided and can find items like social security numbers, dates of birth, home addresses, e-mail addresses, phone numbers, a driver’s license number, and so much more. This information is not always available to the public, and our private investigators in Piedmont and process servers in Piedmont at our private detective agency in Piedmont must carry special licenses to obtain it.

How does a person become a process server at a private detective agency in Piedmont?

To become a process server at our private detective agency, each applicant must first ensure that she/he/they meet(s) each of the following requirements:

  • All process servers in Piedmont, OK at a private detective agency in Piedmont must be at least eighteen (18) years old.
  • Every process server in Piedmont, OK at a private investigation agency in Piedmont, Oklahoma must be a U.S. Citizen or at least legally authorized to work in the United States of America.
  • Every applicant to become a process server in Piedmont, Oklahoma at a private investigation agency in Piedmont, OK must be a resident of the State of Oklahoma.
  • All process servers in Piedmont, OK working at private detective agencies in Piedmont, OK must not have any felony charges or convictions, nor violent/especially bad misdemeanor charges/convictions.

In addition to having to meet the requirements above, all persons wishing to become process servers in Piedmont, Oklahoma at a private detective agency in Piedmont, Oklahoma must subsequently complete the following steps:

  • A person wishing to become a process server in Piedmont at a private investigation agency in Piedmont, OK must obtain a five thousand dollar ($5,000) Oklahoma process server bond from an insurance agency like Sherman-Hume.
  • All process servers in Oklahoma at private investigation agencies in Oklahoma must also obtain two (2) passport-sized photographs to go onto their process server license in Oklahoma. Places like Walgreens, CVS, and FedEx Office all offer these passport photo services. 😊
  • The last requirement for anyone seeking to become a process server in Piedmont at a private investigation agency in Piedmont must publish a public notice of the filing of her/his/their Oklahoma process server license in a legal paper or journal such as The Journal Record.

Once completing the first step of filing the Oklahoma process server license as noted above, every applicant wishing to become a process server at a private detective agency should work quickly to complete steps 1-3 prior to the court date set for the judge to approve or deny the applicant’s process server license in Oklahoma.

What forms of payment do you accept for work done by your process servers in Piedmont at your private investigation agency in Piedmont Oklahoma?

Each process server in Piedmont, OK at our private investigation agency in Piedmont, OK gladly accepts the following forms of payments for process serving in Piedmont, Oklahoma:

  • Cash
  • Personal Checks
  • Business Checks
  • Cashier’s Checks
  • Money Orders
  • Zelle
  • Venmo
  • Cash App
  • Square
  • PayPal
  • Debit/Credit Cards

Our process servers in Piedmont and private investigators in Piedmont, Oklahoma at our private detective agency in Piedmont, OK do not accept payment plans or partial payments.

How large is your private detective agency in Piedmont and process serving company in Piedmont, OK?

Dr. Makayla Saramosing and Vivien Keefe are the proud owners of the largest Oklahoma-owned process serving company in Oklahoma and private investigation agency in Oklahoma. Our private detective agency in Piedmont, OK has Oklahoma’s largest number of process servers in Piedmont, Oklahoma and private investigators in Piedmont, Oklahoma. 😉

Does your process serving company in Piedmont, Oklahoma and private investigation agency have any special designations?

Yes, Vivien Keefe and Dr. Makayla Saramosing’s private detective agency in Piedmont, Oklahoma is a minority-owned business, a women-owned business, and an LGBTQIA+ owned business.

Does your private detective agency in Piedmont, OK have any job openings for process servers in Piedmont, Oklahoma?

Yes, Vivien Keefe and Dr. Makayla Keefe are always looking for bright, talented, honest, hardworking individuals who wish to work as process servers in Piedmont at their private detective agency in Piedmont, Oklahoma. You can find the list of process server in Piedmont, Oklahoma job openings here.

If I do not have any experience as a process server in Piedmont at a private investigation agency in Piedmont, OK, will the owners at your private detective agency in Piedmont help train me as a new process server in Piedmont, Oklahoma?

Yes, Vivien Keefe and Dr. Makayla Saramosing, the owners of the private investigation agency in Piedmont, Oklahoma, are more than happy to train amazing up-and-coming process servers in Piedmont and private detectives in Piedmont. They want all their process servers in Piedmont, OK and private investigators in Piedmont, OK to feel valued, supported, important, and loved.