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 is $75 per party named in the lawsuit. In addition to the Named Parties, if there is a Prejudgment Claim of Right to Possession there is at least one (1) additional party served by posting and mailing.
Most Unlawful Detainers are served on a Rush basis because of the nature of the lawsuit. If you require the service to be served on a Rush basis there is an additional fee of $50 per address, not per party.
The total fee for service cannot be fully calculated until the service is completed when also serving a Prejudgment Claim of Right to Possession.