Service Requirements

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All papers sent to the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office for the service of civil process are required to have the necessary copies, letter of instruction, a self-addressed stamped envelope for your return and correct fees to ensure the documents will be processed in a timely manner. All addresses given for service must include street name, number and ZIP code, not just a mailing address. P.O. Box, RDs, RRs, etc. are not considered a sufficient address and will result in your papers being returned to you. If serving an inmate you must include the SBI/Jail#.

For Summons:

  • One (1) original summons and three (3) copies for each defendant are required.
  • One (1) original complaint and a copy for each defendant are required.

For all Writs:

  • One (1) original and three (3) copies are required. All endorsements must be completed.