What you need to know
Getting a Oakville Process Server is an important part of the legal system. Some courts, near Oakville, will either personally organize or ask for you to hire a process server, so the court documents will be legitimately served on all the necessary parties.
Beyond just serving documents to those involved in legal cases, the process server needs to obtain something known as an Affidavit of Service (AOS), which acts as proof that the documents was delivered (served) on the receiving party.
For this all to happen in the first place, you need to have all the documents organized (signed, stamped) on your end, so that you can ensure that your responsibility was fulfilled.
Hiring Oakville Process Server
As always with hiring a freelancer, verifying the right Oakville process server to serve your legal documents can be a tough task, and usually takes time.
Which is why we offer you a solution to avoid the pain completely: Court Runner APP. Our streamlined app is made so process serving in Oakville becomes easy and completely painless. Based in Oakville? No problem – we’ve process servers everywhere in the US and Canada! We’re guaranteed to match you up with the perfect process server for you, and get your documents served as quickly as you can say “affidavit”. It’s as easy as downloading the app, signing up, and getting started. If you want to learn more about how the app works, see our explainer video here.
We’re here to ensure a painless and efficient service, with reliable results. Your affidavit of service will be ready and proper, with a notification waiting for you in the app as soon as it’s sorted!
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The average cost of hiring a professional Oakville process server starts at around $85 for one attempt to serve, excluding HST and mileage fees. Outer city services, such as Brockville or Waterloo, start at around $100, and will more often than not include additional mileage fees as well.
If you order from the Court Runner APP, all you need pay is $60, plus HST, mileage, postage, etc. You are looking at about $100-$115 for a total of 3 attempts. 3 attempts means the process server will attempt to serve the documents 3 times, on 3 different days, thus, increasing the chances of getting your court papers served.
Court Runner FeesProcess Serving
- Plus HST
- Plus Mileage
- Plus MISC
What to do if the documents can’t be served?
If the process server fails to deliver the documents to the target party within the agreed-upon attempts, there is a separate process that goes into motion. Whilst normally they would fill out the affidavit of service with all of the necessary information including date and time—in the case that they are unable to deliver the documents, they must provide due diligence.
This due diligence is essentially proof and a summary of their actions, showing that they took all the care and completed their end of their work to the best of their ability. This is then itself filed with the court and registered in the official record, and the court will act upon this information. In many cases, the court might grant you an alternative service. In other words, you can serve the defendant or respondent by courier, email or leaving the documents with an adult member in the same household as the defendant/respondent.
In some cases, you may have to file a notice of garnishment if it involves small claims.