How much does it cost to serve a Small Claims SC-120?
The fee is determined by the manner of service and whether or not it is considered a Routine Service. If you submit your job with more than 15 days prior to the hearing date, the SC-120 can be Substitute Served. The fee for Substitute service is $125 per defendant/party, per service address. The fee for Substitute Service is less than Personal Service Only because it takes less effort to accomplish. If you wait too long and submit the documents with less than 15 days prior to the hearing the SC-120 must be Personally Served. The fee for Personal Service Only is $150. If you submit the SC-120 with 7 days or less to the hearing, there is an additional Rush Fee added of $50. Because of the inherent time restraints, you're most likely going to end up with the $95 for personal only service plus a $50 Rush Fee totaling $200.