Timothy Sullivan

Tri County Process Service

Where truth and integrity still matter...

Honesty is a rare commodity in society today; as morals and  standards seem to bear little or no significance to most. TCPS Servers and Investigators will provide you with a comprehensive range of professional and discreet services flexible enough to suit your own personal requirements and budget - whatever difficulties you are experiencing in your personal or business life, we will be able to provide a cost effective solution for Tracing Debtors, Discreet Surveillance, Insurance Claim investigations, Pre-nuptial/relationship Screening, Due Diligence, Process Serving, Background Checks and Dating Site Scam investigations to list a few services we offer.

When you hire a process server to deliver your legal documents, you have every right to expect professionalism and reliability, as well as effective communication to keep you updated on the status of the assignment. We understand your expectations, and we strive to exceed them each and every time we work with you.

Whether you collaborate with us on one assignment or you have thousands of documents for us to serve, you’ll find that we complete the job diligently and quickly. Our process servers are highly experienced and operate under the highest of professional and ethical standards. They handle each unique case with success in mind because getting the job done correctly the first time is better for you and better for the person receiving the documents.

Contact us today and one of our professional process servers will gladly answer any questions you have. 

Timothy Sullivan, Owner


Tri County Process
300 S. 1st St.
Suite 203
Mount Vernon, WA 98273
Phone: (360) 631-6904
Email: info@tricountyprocess.com
Web: www.tricountyprocess.com
Skype: firstsparticle

I know that whatever I give you to do will get done and will be accurate. I don’t have to ask for timely updates either. You're GREAT!

Department of Justice - Canada

Administration Staff Manager

I am the legal assistant to a family law attorney in Mt. Vernon. Even with very short notice, Tri County Process Service has always gotten the job done

Law Office of Christopher P. Taylor, PLLC

Legal Assistant

All serves, affidavits, forms and correspondence are completed on time with no errors. Consistently Amazing!

Souders Law Group

Lawyer
Service of process is the procedure employed to give legal notice to a person of a court or administrative body’s exercise of its jurisdiction over that person so as to enable that person to respond to the proceeding before the court, body or other tribunal. Usually, notice is furnished by delivering a set of court documents (called “process”) to the person to be served. 
Keep in mind that process serving laws differ from state to state and may change. Some states require a that process server be licensed, some require registration with the county and in some states they are required to post a surety bond. In Washington state, per  WA state law (RCW 18.180.010) requires that any person who serves legal process for a fee in Washington state register with their county auditor.  A person can register with the their County Auditor's Office by completing the process server registration form and paying a small registration fee. 
Prices vary depending on what is being served, how many parties are included and what area papers are to be served.  These prices range from $65 to $200 per paper. Prices may also be raised for mileage or if the server must “skip-trace” and locate the subject. The price may also be raised if there is a “Rush” to get the serve completed. 
1.) Standard or Routine Service – This service is mostly used for documents that are not needing to be served right away.  The first attempt is 6 to 10 days after papers are received.
2.) Rush – Attempted within 4 days.  This is the most common type needed.  Unless your court date is 30+ days away, it is a good idea to use this service.  
3.) SAME DAY – RUSH /IMMEDIATE ATTENTION – This usually costs the most, This requires the server to put everyone else on hold, immediately attempt service of the legal documents, and continue attempts to complete your serve and file or return documents to you all in the same day. Sometime server will keep attempting service until completed or until service attempts meet client's requirements for fulfillment of Motion for Alternative Service motion with the originating courts.
As with everything, this changes.  Some states may require a signature or witness signature.  Other states require you touch the person with the papers.  The state of Oklahoma does not require either.   If the Licensed Process Server can verify the person they are talking to is the person named on the documents they can perform what is referred to as a drop serve.  A drop serve, the documents are simply placed on the ground as close to the named person as possible.   The Process Server will have to include this in the affidavit documents that is sent to the courts and may have to visually identify the person at a later time. 
If the named party in the documents cannot be found, the court may allow service by publication in a newspaper. Before this can happen, you may be asked to prove to the court that a reasonable attempt was made to actually serve the defendant or the person named. This is where the hiring of a professional process server comes into play.
In some states a “Substitute Service” is acceptable. This is when someone other than the defendant is served. This should be done only as the last resort and shown as part of the Due Diligence process. Please refer to the rules of civil procedure in your state.
Once service of process has been effected, the responsible officer or process server must typically file a return of service or proof of service or “Affidavit of Service” with the court (or convey one to the plaintiff to file with the court). The return of service indicates the time and place at which service was effected, the person served, and any additional information needed to establish that service was properly made. It is signed by the process server, and operates as prima facie evidence that service of process was effectively made and then the server's signature is witnessed and stamped by a licensed Notary Public.
We offer many other services, a few can be found by clicking the link below.

https://tcps.getomnify.com/#!/home 

Timothy Sullivan

Tri County Process Service

About Me

Where truth and integrity still matter...

Honesty is a rare commodity in society today; as morals and  standards seem to bear little or no significance to most. TCPS Servers and Investigators will provide you with a comprehensive range of professional and discreet services flexible enough to suit your own personal requirements and budget - whatever difficulties you are experiencing in your personal or business life, we will be able to provide a cost effective solution for Tracing Debtors, Discreet Surveillance, Insurance Claim investigations, Pre-nuptial/relationship Screening, Due Diligence, Process Serving, Background Checks and Dating Site Scam investigations to list a few services we offer.

When you hire a process server to deliver your legal documents, you have every right to expect professionalism and reliability, as well as effective communication to keep you updated on the status of the assignment. We understand your expectations, and we strive to exceed them each and every time we work with you.

Whether you collaborate with us on one assignment or you have thousands of documents for us to serve, you’ll find that we complete the job diligently and quickly. Our process servers are highly experienced and operate under the highest of professional and ethical standards. They handle each unique case with success in mind because getting the job done correctly the first time is better for you and better for the person receiving the documents.

Contact us today and one of our professional process servers will gladly answer any questions you have. 

Timothy Sullivan, Owner


Tri County Process
300 S. 1st St.
Suite 203
Mount Vernon, WA 98273
Phone: (360) 631-6904
Email: info@tricountyprocess.com
Web: www.tricountyprocess.com
Skype: firstsparticle

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Testimonials

I know that whatever I give you to do will get done and will be accurate. I don’t have to ask for timely updates either. You're GREAT!

Department of Justice - Canada

Administration Staff Manager

I am the legal assistant to a family law attorney in Mt. Vernon. Even with very short notice, Tri County Process Service has always gotten the job done

Law Office of Christopher P. Taylor, PLLC

Legal Assistant

All serves, affidavits, forms and correspondence are completed on time with no errors. Consistently Amazing!

Souders Law Group

Lawyer

FAQ

Service of process is the procedure employed to give legal notice to a person of a court or administrative body’s exercise of its jurisdiction over that person so as to enable that person to respond to the proceeding before the court, body or other tribunal. Usually, notice is furnished by delivering a set of court documents (called “process”) to the person to be served. 
Keep in mind that process serving laws differ from state to state and may change. Some states require a that process server be licensed, some require registration with the county and in some states they are required to post a surety bond. In Washington state, per  WA state law (RCW 18.180.010) requires that any person who serves legal process for a fee in Washington state register with their county auditor.  A person can register with the their County Auditor's Office by completing the process server registration form and paying a small registration fee. 
Prices vary depending on what is being served, how many parties are included and what area papers are to be served.  These prices range from $65 to $200 per paper. Prices may also be raised for mileage or if the server must “skip-trace” and locate the subject. The price may also be raised if there is a “Rush” to get the serve completed. 
1.) Standard or Routine Service – This service is mostly used for documents that are not needing to be served right away.  The first attempt is 6 to 10 days after papers are received.
2.) Rush – Attempted within 4 days.  This is the most common type needed.  Unless your court date is 30+ days away, it is a good idea to use this service.  
3.) SAME DAY – RUSH /IMMEDIATE ATTENTION – This usually costs the most, This requires the server to put everyone else on hold, immediately attempt service of the legal documents, and continue attempts to complete your serve and file or return documents to you all in the same day. Sometime server will keep attempting service until completed or until service attempts meet client's requirements for fulfillment of Motion for Alternative Service motion with the originating courts.
As with everything, this changes.  Some states may require a signature or witness signature.  Other states require you touch the person with the papers.  The state of Oklahoma does not require either.   If the Licensed Process Server can verify the person they are talking to is the person named on the documents they can perform what is referred to as a drop serve.  A drop serve, the documents are simply placed on the ground as close to the named person as possible.   The Process Server will have to include this in the affidavit documents that is sent to the courts and may have to visually identify the person at a later time. 
If the named party in the documents cannot be found, the court may allow service by publication in a newspaper. Before this can happen, you may be asked to prove to the court that a reasonable attempt was made to actually serve the defendant or the person named. This is where the hiring of a professional process server comes into play.
In some states a “Substitute Service” is acceptable. This is when someone other than the defendant is served. This should be done only as the last resort and shown as part of the Due Diligence process. Please refer to the rules of civil procedure in your state.
Once service of process has been effected, the responsible officer or process server must typically file a return of service or proof of service or “Affidavit of Service” with the court (or convey one to the plaintiff to file with the court). The return of service indicates the time and place at which service was effected, the person served, and any additional information needed to establish that service was properly made. It is signed by the process server, and operates as prima facie evidence that service of process was effectively made and then the server's signature is witnessed and stamped by a licensed Notary Public.
We offer many other services, a few can be found by clicking the link below.

https://tcps.getomnify.com/#!/home 

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