Overview – setting everything up
An easy to use, streamlined app for everyone. From professional legal firms with decades of collective experience to anyone looking to serve legal documents for the first time. We’re Court Runner.
Court Runner is as easy to use as can be. After installing the app, create an account and order service — we will instantly assign a process server to serve your legal documents. Be rest assured that, all of your documents will be in good and efficient hands, relieving you of the usual stress that comes with organizing all of these documents with your own network
If you are a firm, lawyer, or paralegal read further for more information. If you have any questions, you may visit our FAQ Page or get in touch with our customer support and let us know what you need done.
For process servers looking to accept service of process request , you can get in touch directly with our customer service in order to set up and join our network of dedicated process servers.
Court Runner APP Services
Service of Process is the main goal of Court Runner. We have developed and established this app in order to facilitate the process, making it accessible in a reliable manner, that is legally recognized.
Through the Court Runner APP, every part of the service of process is registered, so that you are in the know and notified of all the goings-on with your document serving—when the party with whom you are involved in court proceeding receives them, you will get a notification regarding the time and date of service, etc.
Process Serving is used in everyday law and practiced in every single courtroom, it is the delivery and acceptance of due processes, documents, notifications of lawsuits—to the respective target recipients. This can be someone that you’re suing, this can be someone that is suing you and you need to update them about the court case. Or this can be on behalf of a court of law.
Ultimately, it is the delivery and official acceptance of court documents – while observing the Canadian rule of service of process. So, the person (or ‘party’) receiving the documents will acknowledge that they have received them, and then will proceed in their actions, responses, defense as the case may be.
Court Filing, as per its name, is the process of having all necessary documents submitted to the court and filed by a clerk – meaning they enter the official record. For affidavits of service—where process serving, and Court Runner is concerned—these are key points in legal proceedings. They confirm the reception of legal documents necessary to continue with trials, initiate them, or otherwise set things into motion. Once the parties have legitimately signed off, and the documents have been filed in the court of law in question, the proceedings can begin.
Through Court Runner, once you are notified of the service being completed (the reception of the documents by the court clerk), you will equally be notified once the process server submits these, filing them with the clerk. In some cases you will also receive a snapshot of the table of contents proving the documents was filed successfully (or a communication from the court), which will act as your own proof of action.
Moreover, you will easily be able to access proof of this in the Court Runner app. They’ll be stored in your account. This means you can always go back to them if you ever need them.
People who need to receive legal documents, especially if they are anticipating them, can be difficult. Besides intentional skipping (coming from “skipping town”), some people just happen to have changed addresses, or are otherwise unfindable at the time when you need to find them! Hence, why people opt-in for skip trace search.
Most qualified (and our verified) process servers who are “authorized requesters” or have a private investigator license are able to perform skip tracing: locating the recipient party using a various combination of resources and databases. It is extensive and complicated work at times, so it is absolutely essential that it be done by someone who knows their stuff.
So, we at Court Runner provide exactly that – a network of “skip trace abled process servers”, with the direct option to skip trace if you don’t know the respondent’s.
What to do if you don’t know where the party is?
Just select the “skip trace” option in the Court Runner app, fill in the information you have, and order. We will do a skip trace and send you the result.
Please, bear in mind that, we only do skip trace for process serving purposes. Only in rare cases we do skip trace outside of that.
With Court Runner – everything is at your fingertips.
Court Runner Service Areas
Many people are taking up processing their legal documents personally. However, many face issues like timing, and legal issues that they are not privy to. It is with this in mind that the Court Runner app was developed.
The Court Runner is a downloadable application that enables you to order for a process server in Alberta at any given time. The app allows you to send a “job request” for process serving, court filing or skip tracing. It then evaluates and determines who among the process servers Alberta available would be the best fit for the task. It takes into consideration a lot of factors such as, the target area, suitability, and timing. Once the app matches you with a process server, and it accepts your request, you can then track the progress of your order.
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
We serve these major cities in Alberta
Okotoks | Cold Lake | Brooks | Grand Centre | Strathmore | Canmore | Wetaskiwin | Sylvan Lake | Lacombe | Hinton | High River | Stony Plain | Whitecourt | Taber | Morinville | Edson | Innisfail | Slave Lake | Banff | Olds | Ponoka | Drumheller | Rocky Mountain House | Coaldale| Drayton Valley | Bonnyville | Vegreville | Stettler | Wainwright | Peace River | Saint Paul | Devon | Westlock | Barrhead | Grande Cache | Vermilion | Didsbury | Jasper | Pincher Creek| Claresholm | Black Diamond | Cardston | High Level | Raymond | Fairview | Blackfalds | Hanna | Fort Macleod | Three Hills | High Prairie | Sundre | Grimshaw | Athabasca | Lac La Biche | Crossfield | Carstairs | Rimbey | Millet | Blairmore | Magrath | Provost | Calmar | Valleyview | Nanton | Tofield | Vulcan | Penhold | Bow Island | Lamont | Sexsmith | Bon Accord | Wembley | Elk Point | Clairmont | Bassano | Spirit Rive | Two Hills | Viking | Irricana | Smoky Lake | Killam | Falher | Lake Louise | Coronation |Cowley | Beaverlodge
Court proceedings of any type can be very stressful for regular citizens with no experience in such matters. Things are even more complicated when you have legal documents that need to be served on defendant(s). This is where British Columbia process servers come in. If you have a complaint writ, a statement of claim, summonses, divorce documents, etc. you can hire our professional process servers across British Columbia to have them served on the defendants or respondents.
You can agree with the process server on a number of attempts to be made if it is a personal service. In some cases, you will be required to provide a photo of the defendant or at least a general description, and indicate, if possible, the time when the party is likely to be found at a certain address. If you’re unsure about a location, process servers can do a skip trace search for you and report back with their findings.
Our Process Servers can also attend a courthouse on your behalf to file your court papers, i.e. affidavit of service Learn More
We serve these major cities in British Columbia
Vancouver | Surrey | Victoria | Burnaby | Richmond |Coquitlam | Kelowna | Langley | Delta | Maple Ridge | Kamloops | White Rock | New Westminster | Abbotsford | Nanaimo
Also serving Local cities and towns
Prince George | Port Coquitlam | Chilliwack | North Vancouver | Vernon | Penticton | Mission | Campbell River | Courtenay | Duncan | Port Alberni | Parksville | Tsawwassen | Terrace | Cranbrook | Pitt Meadows | Squamish | Fort Saint John | Prince Rupert | Williams Lake | Quesnel | Comox | Powell River | Sidney | Dawson Creek | Kitimat | Salmon Arm | Nelson | Trail | Whistler | Ladysmith | Castlegar | Revelstoke | Gibsons | Kimberley | Summerland | Sooke | Sechelt | Smithers | Fernie | Creston | Oliver | Port Hardy | Hope | Osoyoos | Armstrong | Grand Forks | Fort Nelson | Sparwood | Golden | Fruitvale | Rossland | Mackenzie | Houston | Invermere | Lake Cowichan | Enderby | Sicamous | Chemainus | Tumbler Ridge | Princeton | Chetwynd | Burns Lake | Cumberland | Port McNeill | Elkford | Chase | Fort Saint James | Clearwater | Bella
Any time you file a small complain or a simple divorce in Manitoba, you need to make sure that the defendant/respondent against which your action is directed is notified about it and is made aware about a scheduled court appearance. To make sure they are notified without delay you need to hire a process server in Manitoba to serve that individual or company with the relevant documents.
Process servers can deliver various types of documents, including divorce papers, subpoenas, summonses, small claims. All you have to do is download the Court Runner APP to start the service of process. Our Manitoba process servers can pick up the documents if you are within a 10kms radius. Otherwise, you can email the documents to them.
Some of the documents need to be hand delivered personally to the respondents or defendants. In which case it is recommended that you provide a recent photo of the person to be served to help the process server identify him or her. Learn More
Major Cities in Manitoba we cover
Winnipeg | Brandon | Portage la Prairie | Thompson | Selkirk | Steinbach | Dauphin | Winkler | Morden | The Pas | Flin Flon | Swan River | Stonewall | Altona | Virde
Local cities and towns in Manitoba
Neepawa | Carman | Beausejour | Minnedosa | Killarney | Gimli|Roblin | Stony Mountain |Carberry | Pinawa | Boissevain | Melita|Rivers | Lac du Bonnet | Deloraine | Lac Brochet | Churchill | Leaf Rapids | Thicket Portage | Pikwitonei| I lford | Red Sucker Lake| Shamattawa | Morris
When you need to serve court papers of any kind to an individual, it’s best to leave it to a professional process server with expertise in such matters. The first thing to do is locate a process server in the area of New Brunswick as close as possible to the address of the individual your court action is directed against.
Our process servers in New Brunswick can serve subpoenas, summonses, statements of claim, divorce documents, small claims, writs and any other similar documents on individuals involved in court proceedings.
In other to get started, download the Court Runner APP from Google Play store or Apple store. Fill in the necessary information such as name, pickup address, defendant’s address, etc. then place your order. The system will match you with a suitable process server. Once a process server accepts your request, you may track the status of your order, until your order is completed. Learn More
Major Cities in New Brunswick we service
Saint John | Moncton | Fredericton | Bathurst | Miramichi | Campbellton | Oromocto | Grand Falls | Shediac | Saint Stephen | Dalhousie | Sussex | Sackville | Edmundston | Caraquet
Local cities and towns in New Brunswick
Hampton | Saint Quentin | Saint Andrews | Saint Leonard | Kedgwick | Salisbury | Plaster Rock
Newfoundland and Labrador
The moment you file a small claim against someone or when you file for divorce in Newfoundland, one of the first things you need to do is make sure the defendant or respondent in question is served with the documents. This is a job for a process server as with many cases the party your action is directed against will try to avoid being served.
Download the Court Runner APP in other to find a process server in Newfoundland or Labrador that operates in the area where the concerned individual or business is located. Once you fill out the necessary information and place your order, the Process Server can pickup the documents from you, or you can send them your documents via email, by courier, etc. Whichever is convenient for you. In most cases, process servers can offer advice on the text of your subpoena, writ or claim, to make sure it’s perfectly legal.
Try to provide a photo of the individual or a general description to help process servers do their job effectively. When you hire a process server you should also decide upon a number of attempts to be made. When you’re not very sure an address is still valid, you can order a skip trace search from the APP Learn More
Major Cities we service in Newfoundland and Labrador
Saint Johns | Mount Pearl | Conception Bay South | Corner Brook | Bay Roberts | Paradise | Gander | Goose Bay | Labrador City | Stephenville | Deer Lake | Grand Bank | Marystown | Grand Falls-Windsor | Carbonear
Local cities and towns in Newfounland and Labrador
Channel-Port aux Basques | Bonavista | Torbay | Botwood | Lewisporte | Springdale | Saint Anthony | Harbour Breton | Wabush | Burgeo | Gambo | Catalina | Stephenville Crossing | Hare Bay | Natuashish | Hopedale | Makkovik | Rigolet | Postville | Wabana | Nain
Finding a reliable process server in Nova Scotia is essential when you file a small claim against a private person or a business or when you file for divorce.
In Nova Scotia, you can find process servers in all major cities, who also service the surrounding areas. The first step is to download the Court Runner APP, place your order and send them the relevant documents, which can be done via email , courier or in person (pickup). If your action is directed against several persons, provide an appropriate number of document sets. Process servers will deliver on your behalf documents such as summonses, subpoenas, writs, claims, complaints or divorce papers.
Make sure to provide the necessary information of the person that needs to be served as well as a valid address. When you do not know the address the defendant resides at the time of your action, we can order a skip trace search from the APP.
In most cases, serving the court papers to an individual might take 1 to 3 days, as multiple attempts might be needed. When the action is completed, you will receive and affidavit of service – stating the person has been deserved. Learn More
Major cities in Nova Scotia we service
Halifax | Dartmouth | Sydney | Glace Bay | Truro | Sydney Mines | Kentville | New Waterford | Toronto | Yarmouth | North Sydney | Greenwood | Antigonish | New Glasgow | Bridgewater
Other local cities and towns
Springhill | Pictou | Port Hawkesbury | Wolfville | Liverpool | Lunenburg | Digby | Middleton | Inverness | Chester | Oxford | Hantsport | Bridgetown | Louisbourg | Baddeck | Berwick | Parrsboro
When it comes to serving legal document serving in Ontario, it is important to hire a professional process server, who might be working on their own or for a specialized company. According to the Ontario rules of process serving, Process servers in Toronto can serve all sorts of documents, including summonses, subpoenas, divorce papers, writs or statements of claims on defendant(s)/respondents(s) involved in a court case.
Whether you are the Plaintiff or Defendant, download the Court Runner APP, fill out the necessary information and place your order. The system will find a process server near you, once your order starts, you must provide the process server with the relevant documents. If you think the defendant will be evasive, you may have to provide a recent photo or general description. In any case, several attempts will be made to serve the defendants.
In Toronto, the number of document serving attempts is usually three. If the process server fails to deliver the documents after 3 attempts, the plaintiff can go before a court and ask for an alternative or substitute service.
Major Cities In Ontario we provide service
Toronto | Ottawa | Hamilton | Scarborough | Mississauga | Kitchener | Etobicoke | London | Windsor | Vaughan | Oshawa | Richmond Hill | Oakville | Brampton | Markham | Newmarket
Other Local cities
Barrie | Burlington | Saint Catharines | Whitby | Canadadge | Guelph | Kingston | Sudbury | Ajax | Thunder Bay | Waterloo | Kanata | Pickering | Brantford | Niagara Falls | Sarnia | Newmarket | Sault Sainte Marie | Peterborough | Belleville | Aurora | Welland | North Bay | Cornwall | Chatham | Saint Thomas | Woodstock | Bowmanville | Timmins | Orangeville | Georgetown | Midland | Leamington | Stratford | Orillia | Grimsby | Nanticoke | Brockville | Milton | Owen Sound | Lincoln | Bolton | Oro-Medonte | Trenton | Bradford | Cobourg | Lindsay | Fergus | Wasaga Beach | Fort Erie | Collingwood | Pembroke | Niagara-on-the-Lake | Tilsonburg | Strathroy | Simcoe | Kenora | Elliot Lake | Hawkesbury | Ingersoll | Port Hope | Whitchurch-Stouffville | Amherstburg | Petawawa | Haileybury | Wallaceburg |Smiths Falls | Paris | Temiskaming Shores | Alliston | Carleton Place | Arnprior | Beamsville | Kapuskasing | Caledonia | Rockland | Elmira| Bracebridge | Acton | Napanee | Goderich | Renfrew | Huntsville | Fort Frances| Kirkland Lake | Port Perry | Aylmer | Essex | Hanover | Port Elgin | Lively | Crystal Beach | Dryden | Kincardine | Sutton | Saint Marys | Perth | Parry Sound | Sturgeon Falls | Listowel | Dunnville | Shelburne | Gravenhurst | Port Dover | Gananoque | Petrolia | Walkerton | Brighton | Tottenham| Blenheim | Almonte | Tilbury | Mount Forest | Picton | Meaford | Hearst | Exeter | Espanola | Red Lake | Marathon | Prescott | Mitchell | Deep River|Iroquois Falls | Kemptville | Delhi | Stayner | Campbellford | Bancroft | Ayr| Atikokan | Sioux Lookout | Capreol | Alexandria | Southampton | Ridgetown | Smithville | Wawa|Beaverton | Manitouwadge | Harrow | Casselman | Erin | Wingham | Waterford | Forest | Bobcaygeon | Chapleau | Blind River | Lakefield | Durham | Seaforth | Dresden | Port Stanley | Palmerston | Tavistock | Norwich | Hagersville | Winchester | Wiarton | Sandy Lake First Nation | Mattawa | Arthur | Geraldton | Pikangikum First Nation | Wyoming | Colchester | Elmvale | Redwater | Glencoe | Stirling | Colborne | Harriston | Vankleek Hill | Lucan | Cannington | Caledon East |Terrace Bay | Moose Factory |Grand Bend | Wellington | Wheatley | Chesley | Fenelon Falls |Thornbury | Deseronto | Grand Valley | Parkhill | Longlac | Cardinal | Madoc | Milverton | Norwood | Watford | Englehart | Marmora | Little Current | Nipigon | Tweed | Chesterville | Millbrook | West Lorne | Markdale | Thessalon | Alfred | Havelock | Omemee | Creemore | Hornepayne | Attawapiskat | Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation | Eganville | Iroquois | Hastings |Lucknow |Hensall | Mildmay |Powassan | Ignace | South River | Teeswater |Rodney | Paisley | Tiverton | Webequie First Nation | White River | Nibinamik First Nation | Uxbridge | Morrisburg
When you need to have court papers served on anyone residing in Prince Edward Island, the best thing to do is download the Court Runner APP, in other to find a local process server who can take care of the matter without delay. Our process servers in Prince Edward Island can serve documents such as divorce forms, small claims, writs, subpoenas, summonses or any other court documents.
Once you have downloaded the APP, enter all the necessary information, and place your order. The Process Server will pickup the document from your home if you live within a 10kms radius from them. Otherwise you can email the documents, or courier if it’s bulky. Let us know early on if you believe the defendant will try to avoid being served. In such cases, multiple attempts will be made assuming it’s a personal service. In case where it’s an alternative service, the process server is allowed to simply leave the documents with a third party over 18 residing at the same address. Learn More
Major Cities we service we Prince Edwards Island
Charlottetown | Summerside | Kensington | Alberton | Montague | Souris
Document Serving in Quebec
When you initiate a court case in the province of Quebec the first thing you need to do is download the Court Runner APP and other a process serving service. Our Process Server in Quebec will make sure the defendant or defendants in your suit are duly notified.
They do so by serving the legal documents on the defendants. In some cases, in accordance with the law, the papers must be delivered by a court appointed bailiff, process known as service.
If, in your case, having the documents delivered by a process server is enough, you must try to find an individual or a company that operates in the area where the defendant resides or works – this is why you need our APP. In some cases, the defendant might be required to sign an affidavit for the documents served, but this is not always necessary as long as it can be proved in court they were notified of the proceedings against them. Refusal to acknowledge the documents were served or failing to appear in court at the appointed time does not stop the civil action.
Our process servers can serve all documents from subpoenas, summonses, writs, divorce papers, to statements of claims. Once the documents have been served you will receive a commissioned affidavit of service – proving that the documents was indeed served on the respondent(s). Learn More
Major Cities in Quebec we service.
Montreal | Quebec City | Laval | Gatineau | Longueuil | Saguenay | Levis | Sherbrooke | Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu | Chicoutimi | Drummondville | Saint-jerome | Granby| Saint-Hyacinthe | Trois-Rivieres
Other local cities and towns
Shawinigan | Beloeil | Rouyn-Noranda | Salaberry-de-Valleyfield | Rimouski | Joliette | Victoriaville | Sorel| Val-d’Or | Alma| Sept-iles | Thetford Mines | Saint-Georges | Buckingham | Dorval| Magog | Riviere-du-loup | Dolbeau-Mistassini | Hauterive | Matane | Cowansville | Amos|Baie-Comeau | Montmagny | Lachute | La Tuque|Mont-Tremblant | Roberval | Lavaltrie | Sainte-Marie | Saint-felicien | Donnacona | Chibougamau | La Sarre | Asbestos | Plessisville | Coaticook | Mont-Joli|Farnham | Port-Cartier | Louiseville | Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts | Sainte-Anne-des-Monts | Marieville | Sainte-adele | Beaupre | Nicolet | Acton Vale | Amqui | Rawdon | Pont-Rouge | Laurentides | Saint-Sauveur-des-Monts | Lac-megantic | Baie-Saint-Paul |Beauceville | La Malbaie | Maniwaki | Saint-remi | Princeville | Vercheres | Saint-Jovite | Chisasibi | Saint-Augustin | Malartic | Trois-Pistoles | East Angus | Contrecoeur | Saint-Raymond | Forestville | Warwick | Gaspe | Perce | Senneterre | Sainte-Julienne | Saint-cesaire | Saint-felix-de-valois | Napierville | Saint-Prosper | Saint-Pie | Saint-Jacques | Havre-Saint-Pierre | Clermont | Saint-Gabriel | Huntingdon | Chandler | Ville-Marie | Normandin | Bedford | Cabano | Portneuf | Disraeli | Brownsburg | Riviere-au-Renard | Sainte-Claire | Sainte-Martine | Rigaud | Thurso | Saint-Pascal | Saint-Tite | Valcourt | Kuujjuaq | Saint-marc-des-carrieres | Metabetchouan | Crabtree | New Richmond | Waskaganish | Pierreville | Liniere | Saint-Germain-de-Grantham Ferme-Neuve|Saint-Agapit|Les Escoumins | Saint-Ambroise | Chute-aux-Outardes| Matagami | Saint-Jean-Port-Joli | Saint-andre-avellin | Saint-Anselme | Saint-gedeon | Temiscaming | Saint-Michel-des-Saints | Price | Chapais | Danville | Saint-honore | Sayabec | Puvirnituq | Hebertville | Cap-aux-Meules | Saint-Donat-de-Montcalm | Betsiamites | Shawville | Papineauville | Cookshire | Ormstown | Macamic | Notre-Dame-du-Lac | Lacolle | Grande-riviere | Bonaventure | Cap-Chat | Saint-henri-de-levis | Luceville | Saint-pacome | Sainte-thecle | Saint-raphael | Yamachiche | Labelle | Vallee-jonction | Val-David | Lac-au-Saumon | Barraute | Saint-Joachim-de-Shefford | Saint-Jean-de-Dieu | Saint-Fabien | Desbiens | Saint-Alexandre | Murdochville | Maskinonge | Albanel | Bagotville | Saint-Denis | Tadoussac | Kuujjuarapik | Radisson | Chevery | Natashquan | Schefferville | Berthierville
When you file a small claim, or initiate divorce procedures against a resident of the Saskatchewan province, you must make sure they are notified of the case and that they are required to appear in court or in front of a government body at a certain time. The easiest to do this is hire a process server with expertise in such matters. With our Court Runner APP, you have access to a pool of professional process servers in Saskatchewan. Download the APP and order a process serving services.
Once the system matches you with a suitable process server. You will be asked to send them the relevant documents to effect service on the defendants or respondents.
If you do not know the current address of the defendant you can order a skip-trace search from the APP. If you know that the defendant will try to evade getting served, please select up to 3 attempts, so that the process server can make multiple attempts at serving the defendants. Note that the defendant does not have to sign anything or accept the documents being served. Once the process server has located the concerned individual it is enough to drop the court papers at their feet and announce they were served. However, if despite their best efforts, the process server fails to serve the defendant in due time you must notify the court immediately and request extra time or alternative service. Learn More
Our services areas In Saskatoon
Watrous | Warman | Dalmeny | Langham | Outlook | Biggar | Humboldt | Davidson | Rosetown | Lanigan | Annaheim | North Battleford | Prince Albert | Wilkie | Shellbrook
Why You Need A Professional — Process Service App
The bare essentials of process serving, which Court Runner brings into a simple app, are:
- Obtaining and/or finding the necessary information required to track down the individual
- Skip tracing in case this is not directly available
- Obtaining the proper documents and ensuring all is good to go
- Double-checking and providing information in the opposite case
- Finding the correct party and serving the documents, ensuring the affidavit of service is signed and completed.
- Affidavit of Service is the official proof (a sworn and notarized document) showing how, when your your documents was served.
- Once everything is completed, the affidavit of service is submitted to the court.
All of this constitutes a standard method of process serving. Whilst ultimately a simple task, there are many things that complicate matters, making it that much more essential that we’ve streamlined this.
What is the Affidavit of Service (AOS)
The affidavit of service is basically the proof that the documents have been received. It comes with all sorts of information, such as the time and date of reception, type of service, etc. Once this is filed with the court, it means that every party has accepted the action, and is able to take steps on their side.
The Court Runner Process
After registering, you simply provide the information about the receiving party that is required to deliver the documents, and in case you don’t know it, the option of Skip Tracing is immediately available.
Once you submit the information about your documents, the process server will show up, receive them, make copies if necessary*, and then head out to serve them. You can also email the documents too, if you live far away or it may be the most preferred option for you.
As soon as the process server finds the receiving party and serves them with the court documents. The Affidavit of Service will be provided, and you will be immediately notified through the app. In case of failure to track the party down, Court Runner provides a total of 3 attempts to do so.
*incurring additional prices based on the number of documents and copies. This is all clearly visible, and explained in the app.
NOTE: You can Order Process Serving Either Through our APP or Website.
To order through the APP, visit Playstore or Applestore, and lookup “Court Runner”.