At Commercial Process Serving, Inc., we offer a wide-range of professional services to clients throughout California. To learn more about what we do, how we can help you, and more about our Ventura process servers, read answers to some frequently asked questions below.
For the service you need, call (855) 973-0833 or contact us online.
Simply download our Service of Process Request form, Client Registration form and return along with documents for service via email, fax (805-658-8170), mail, or just swing by the office. Returning customers can use our Client WebPortal to place orders online 24/7 using a fully secure and HIPAA compliant site.
Like any service provider, we offer levels of priority. Standard assignments are attempted within 72 hours, while RUSH assignments are attempted within 24 hours. We also offer Special/Same day services. The process server usually makes 5 attempts at one given address; less attempts on remote locations. The goal is always to serve your documents and provide you with a Proof of Service. If unsuccessful, we will provide you with a Non-Serve Report, highlighting the results on each attempt. The cost of service of process will depend on service priority, service location and how many entities. Contact our Service of Process manager anytime for a quote. Simply provide us the details.
No, it depends on the type of documents. In California, for example, a Summons and Complaint may be sub-served after due diligence (CCP 415.20).
Commercial uses only Registered Process Servers (RPS) who have experience and knowhow. An RPS undergoes a background check and is bonded with the state of California; so their signature on your proof of service or their word in court is solid as a rock. Moreover, only when using an RPS is the cost of service a recoverable cost!
No, as good as an RPS may be, no one can force an individual to the door, or prevent them from moving or evading service. Therefore, we can only guarantee timely and smart attempts which will increase the likelihood of effectuating service successfully. We only hire and keep the best servers with the highest success rates.
It is the responsibility of the plaintiff to serve defendants within 60 days of filing. Turn around time after hiring a process server depends on how difficult the individual is to locate.
If you provide us with an email address, you’ll receive automated confirmation email as soon as served.
It is optional, but at an additional charge.
Yes! CPS offers Skip Trace Services/Locate Reports for hard to find individuals. The database used is affiliated with the credit reporting agency TransUnion and relies on public utility information. We have 90%+ success rate locating individuals, but cannot be guaranteed. The report provided can help guide you find the individual through extensive supplemental information. All we need is the individual’s name and as many as additional identifiers (DOB, last known address, spouses name, Social Security number) as possible to corroborate the data. The more information provided, the higher success rate.
Although based in the Central Coast of California, Commercial Process Serving, Inc. offers Statewide/Nationwide coverage for all your legal support needs.
The documents served to a defendant are a copy of the claim that the plaintiff filed with the court. The defendant must be provided with copies of all papers filed. This ensures they have a notice that a lawsuit has formally been initiated along with full documentation of what has been filed.
Commercial Process Serving, Inc. can handle any court/county recorder/county assessors request requiring submission or retrieval. Simply submit your request and we’ll handle the rest. Our seasoned court staff will review your request and promptly commence the assignment.
Effective May 1, 2016 CPS upgraded support from the traditional retainer based service to an all new cloud based Client Portal. All orders can now be placed, tracked & downloaded online, using our fully secured, HIPAA compliant webportal.
Yes. After you opened an account and upon approved credit, CPS can any court mandated fees.
Most requests processed are submitted to court in PDF format or non-original. Upon order completion, conformed copies or records retrieved can be emailed back to you same day, downloaded from our Client Portal or mailed back if originals are necessary.
Yes. CPS can eFile your documents at any mandatory eFile court.
CPS provides an invoice with every completed assignment. At month end, customers on approved credit will receive a monthly statement with copies of each invoice. Payment terms vary from automatic credit card billing to 15 day terms post monthly statement. All new accounts require prepayment until credit has been established.
Yes! At Commercial Process Serving, Inc. you can use our secure page to directly pay at time of your request.