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Q: Can I use "certified mail" instead of "certificate of mailing" for an eviction prosess in Las Vegas, NV???

The post office lady said that the best way to send anything legal is "certified mail with return recipt", so I did.

But now, checking againg the 5-day notice I send, it says that it needed to be a certificate of mailing... So tha will make it invalid, does it work for anything? would it hurt the process??

Please help, I need to know if I need to start all over again.

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Jonathan Craig Reed
Jonathan Craig Reed
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • Licensed in Nevada

A: A Certificate of Mailing is a written filing to the court by a lawyer or litigant stating that such and such was mailed to a person. In many cases a court will not give you what you ask for unless you file the Certificate of Mailing which is simply your written statement that on such and such a date you mailed a particular item to a particular person. In contrast certified mail is a process in which the post office can verify that you mailed something and that the person received it. However, unless the post office proof gets to the court or you file a certificate of mailing, the court will not know that you did a mailing.

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