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THE PRIVATE PROCESS SERVER PROGRAM governs the certification of private process servers in Arizona.

In order to be eligible to act as a private process server in Arizona all persons must be certified and comply with the requirements of the Arizona Revised Statutes, Title 11, the Arizona Rules of Civil Procedure, administrative orders and the administrative rules adopted by the Arizona Supreme Court.

On November 27, 2002, Chief Justice Jones of the Arizona Supreme Court signed Administrative Order No. 2002-110, enacting new administrative rules for the Private Process Server Program.  The Arizona Code of Judicial Administration §7-204: Private Process Server, took effect on January 1, 2003.  This new code replaces the prior guidelines for private process servers, as originally adopted by Administrative Order No. 94-20.  The new code section contains some significant revisions, including:

  • Application for initial and renewal of certification must be made in the county of residence;
  • Continuing education requirements for certified process servers (10 hours each calendar year);
  • Elimination of the examination for renewal of certification; and
  • A code of conduct for certified process servers.

  • Process servers are responsible for knowing and following the provisions of the new code section.  Click on the link on the side bar.  

    Related Outside Links:

    Visit the Arizona Process Servers Association at
    Visit NAPPS (National Association of Professional Process Servers) at

    Questions?  Email the Program at: or call 602-452-3378. 

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