How do I serve an Summons/Complaint for Unlawful Detainer?
An Unlawful Detainer is a lawsuit to evict a tenant, usually for non-payment of rent, but also for the purpose of simply getting rid of a tenant for any reason.
The Summons in an Unlawful Detainer action has only five (5) day response time
, as opposed to a civil summons which has a thirty (30) day response time. A Summons/Complaint in an Unlawful Detainer can be served either personally
or substitute service
. If after diligent effort the documents cannot be served in one of the manners available for service, the the court may order service to be made by posting, then mailing a copy by certified mail to the party to be served. Service is effective ten (10) days from the date of mailing. (CCP 415.45
, CCP 1167
The Fee for Service
will vary depending on how many defendants end up being served.
How much does it cost to serve an Unlawful Detainer?
The fee for service of an Unlawful Detainer depends on how many Parties end up being served which can end up being a lot if there is a Prejudgment Claim of Right to Possession attached. For Routine service of an Unlawful Detainer the fee is $125 per ...
How do I serve a Civil Law Summons and Complaint?
A Civil Law Summons (SUM-100) and Complaint may be served either by personal or substituted service, or by Mail along with 2 copies of the Notice and Acknowledgement of Receipt - Civil (POS-015). (CCP 415.10, CCP 415.20, CCP 415.30) The Summons and ...
How do I serve a Prejudgment Claim of Right to Possession?
A Prejudgment Claim of Right to Possession is a Plaintiff (CP10.5) optional procedure. If Plaintiff requests this procedure, the following must be done. First and foremost, unlike other civil documents that can be served by anyone over the age of ...
How much does it cost to serve a Civil Law Summons/Complaint?
The fee is determined by the manner of service and whether or not it is a Routine Service. If the job is Routine the fee is $125 per party/per address if the documents can be Sub-Served. If the documents must be personally served for whatever reason ...
How do I serve a Summons (Family Law) and Petition-Marriage/Domestic Partnership (Family Law)?
A Family Law Summons (FL-110) and a Family Law Petition (FL-100) for dissolution of marriage may be served either by personal or by substituted service, in the same manner as a summons in all Civil actions (Family Code 2040). The FL-110 has standard ...