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Forms for Proof of Service in a Small Claims Case

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The judge cannot hear your court case until you have filed your court forms properly. The judge has to be sure that everyone involved in the court case has information about what the other people have filed before he or she can let the case move forward.

To prove to the court that copies of the documents were given to everyone, "Proof of Service" forms are to be filled out and filed with the court.

REMEMBER: YOU CANNOT SERVE YOUR COURT FORMS YOURSELF.

Someone over 18 (for example a friend, relative, or a professional process server) who is not involved in the case in any way must serve the court forms for you.

The person who serves the documents has to complete one Proof of Service Opens new window form for each person served and return it to you for filing with the court.

Choose the form you need below. You can either download and print the file, or fill it out on your computer, then print it out.  These forms will open in a new window.  When you have printed out each form, please close that window and continue on this site.

NOTE: You may not need all of these forms. Or you may need more forms. If you're not sure which forms to use, talk to your Small Claims Advisor Opens new window or a lawyer. 

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Forms for Proof of Service in a Small Claims Case:

  • Proof of Service (Small Claims) (Form SC-104) Opens new window
  • Proof of Mailing (Substituted Service) (Small Claims) (Form SC-104A) Opens new window
  • Proof of Service by Mail (Small Claims) (Form SC-112A) Opens new window
  • Proof of Personal Service - Civil (Form POS-020Opens new window
  • Proof of Service by First Class Mail - Civil (Form POS-030) Opens new window
  • Proof of Service - Civil (Form POS-040) Opens new window


Information Sheet about Proof of Service:

  • What is "Proof of Service"? (Small Claims) (Form SC-104B) Opens new window

 

MORE ABOUT COURT FORMS:
  • For information about how to use fillable forms, click hereOpens new window
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  • To watch an introduction to Filling Out Judicial Council Forms, click here. Opens new window
  • To view short videos called "Paperwork Basics" (forms) and "Service of Process", click here. Opens new window
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