Process Server vs Sheriff
5 Top Reasons to Hire a Process Server Over a Sheriff
1. Lower Cost – Process servers set their own rates in accordance to each particular service. A good Process Server will clearly define the number of attempts at service being made and timing of each service so that the only rate you pay is the amount quoted up-front and you have no surprise fees or disappointments with service. In contrast, Sheriffs’ office rates are often mandated by state or county and are comprised of multiple components such as printing, copying, notarizing, # of attempts, etc. that can quickly add up to a significant fee. Sheriffs get paid regardless of the outcome of the service and multiple attempts or changes to a service will result in new charges. In the long run, hiring a Process Server is more cost effective than sending your documents to the Sheriffs.