What you need to know
Process servers in Alberta are there to deliver your legal documents, and provide you with the proof of delivery, in the form of the affidavit of service. This short section is going to describe the best way to start looking for a process server in Alberta, pricing, and a fantastic alternative to the standard methods you may be familiar with.
Hiring a Process Server in Alberta
Regardless of what service or Alberta process server you’re going with in the end, the priority for you is to have all of the documents ready to serve at a moments’ notice. This means having everything signed, double-checked and organized in a legitimate manner.
Once you are sure of your preparedness, you can get to the next step – finding the process server!
The best option is entirely up to you, but we personally recommend downloading the Court Runner APP. Court Runner is an all-in-one, phenomenal app made just to make process serving easy.
Download it and give it a go – and the whole process will turn into a breeze.
Across Alberta, process servers vary largely in price. Regardless of location, however, the average prices will start at around $100 to $200 as a flat rate, with 2 attempts included. With the Court Runner APP, you may find cheaper process server
Make sure to check local process servers as well as provincial ones, depending on how far they’ll need to travel.
Court Runner FeesProcess Serving
- Plus HST
- Plus Mileage
- Plus MISC
What is an Affidavit of Service?
The affidavit of service (AOS) is proof that the process server served the respondent/defendant with the documents (assuming he was successful). If the Alberta Process Server is not successful in serving the documents on the respondent/defendant – they still have to fill out an affidavit of atttempted service and have it commissioned by a notary public or commissioner of taking affidavits.,
After the Process server fills and commissions the AOS, depending on the arrangement, he may send the original copy of AOS to the plaintiff to file it in the court or he may assist the plaintiff in filing it in the court for an additional service fee. Lack of filing the AOS can hinder the lawsuit or action to proceed.
You do not need to sign an affidavit of service. The defendant also do not need to sign the AOS. Outside of this, the process server themselves (or Court Runner) will let you know what documents require signature.
How Soon can I get my Documents Served?
Our Alberta process servers will outline their delivery schedules. Depending on the type of services you select when you are ordering a service of process using the court runner app. You can choose same-day or next-day service. If you select same day, the documents will be served on the same day. This will of course incur additional costs, but there are times and court cases in which time is key and making sure everything is organized and served quickly is worth the money.
While not all process servers in Alberta offer this, many may also have a scheduled serving option, where you can reserve a day and time for them to serve the papers. In large lawsuits with multiple parties involved, having everyone served in a set time frame can be extremely beneficial.
If you are looking for this sort of service, absolutely make sure that you get in touch with an agency or go through Court Runner!
We serve these major cities in Alberta
Calgary |Edmonton |Red Deer | Lethbridge | Sherwood Park | Medicine Hat |Saint Albert| Grande Prairie | Fort McMurray | Airdrie | Fort Saskatchewan |Spruce Grove | Cochrane | Camrose | Leduc
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