Service of Legal Process & Civil Fees

Civil Process

Duties of the Sheriff (RSA 104:5)

He shall, by himself or his deputies, serve and execute all writs and other precepts to him directed, issuing from lawful authority; and shall perform the duties of crier of the court.

Manner of Service (RSA 510:2)

All writs and other processes shall be served by giving to the defendant or leaving at his abode an attested copy thereof, except in cases otherwise provided for.

Personal (in hand) service: the document is served only to the defendant(s) named.

Abode service: the document is served at the last and usual place of abode (residence) of the defendant(s) named.

Types of Service & Associated Fee Schedule (RSA 104:31)

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