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7 LONG TITLE
8 General Description:
9 This bill expands the types of process a person over the age of 18 is permitted to serve
10 and allows private investigators to serve all civil process.
11 Highlighted Provisions:
12 This bill:
13 . expands the types of process a person over the age of 18 is permitted to serve; and
14 . allows private investigators to serve all civil process.
15 Money Appropriated in this Bill:
17 Other Special Clauses:
19 Utah Code Sections Affected:
21 78B-8-302, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 3
23 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
24 Section 1. Section 78B-8-302 is amended to read:
25 78B-8-302. Process servers.
26 (1) Complaints, summonses, supplemental orders, writs of garnishment, garnishee
27 orders, notices, and subpoenas may be served by any person 18 years of age or older at the time
28 of service, and who is not a party to the action or a party's attorney.
29 (2) The following persons may serve all process issued by the courts of this state:
30 (a) a peace officer employed by any political subdivision of the state acting within the
31 scope and jurisdiction of [
32 (b) a sheriff or appointed deputy sheriff employed by any county of the state;
33 (c) a constable, or the constable's deputy, serving in compliance with applicable law;
35 (d) an investigator employed by the state and authorized by law to serve civil process.
36 (3) Private investigators licensed in accordance with Title 53, Chapter 9, Private
37 Investigator Regulation Act, may [
38 process in a civil proceeding.
50 (4) Other persons may serve process as prescribed by Subsection (1).
51 (5) A person serving process shall legibly document the date and time of service and
Legislative Review Note
as of 2-9-12 6:17 AM