Fresno, CA asked in Civil Rights for California

Q: Good afternoon, my inquiry reference a CALIFORNIA civil court case, what proof of service form is required?

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Margaret Ann Sedy
Margaret Ann Sedy
  • Beverly Hills, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: For a Summons & Complaint, the Judicial Council Form POS-010 is required, which can be found here:

Note, that if an entity was served via substituted service, the process server must almost complete a Declaration of Due Diligence. If you are a party to the lawsuit, e.g., the Plaintiff, you cannot serve the Summons & Complaint; you must have someone else do it.

For discovery, other pleadings and motions, you can use this Proof Service instead:

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