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TO SERVE NOTICE OF A CIVIL COMPLAINT

"Service" means giving legally required notice to other parties that you have filed papers that may result in a court order that may affect them. The court papers can ONLY be delivered in a manner permitted by law, and proof of proper delivery must be filed with the court.

You may use the forms and instructions below if...
  • You have filed a Complaint in Maricopa County Superior Court and you are required to serve notice on other parties of what you have filed with the Court.
  • You understand that your case cannot proceed until you have provided proof to the court that notice has been given in a manner permitted by law
  • You understand that the law does NOT permit you (or a friend or relative) to hand-deliver the papers to the other party unless he or she (and no one else) will sign an "Acceptance of Service" form in front of a Notary or Clerk of the Superior Court, and return the form for you to file with the Court.

The documents below are general information and/or court forms and instructions about serving court papers. If you choose to download an individual form, make sure you get the instructions that goes with it.

Packets
Title File English Spanish
Serve Civil Complaint CVC2 PDF PDF
Instructions
Order Title File English Spanish
1 Frequently Asked Questions cvc20h PDF PDF
2 How to serve a Civil Complaint by Certified Process Server cvc23p PDF PDF
3 How to serve a Civil Complaint by Sheriff cvc26p PDF PDF
4 How to Serve a Civil Complaint by Publication cvc25p PDF PDF
5 How to Serve a Civil Complaint by Waiver of Service cvc27p PDF PDF
6 How to Serve a Civil Complaint by Acceptance of Service cvc22p PDF PDF
7 How to Serve a Civil Complaint by Mail Outside of Arizona cvc29p PDF PDF
Forms
Order Title File English Spanish
1 Affidavit Supporting Publication cvc25f PDF PDF
2 Notice of Request for Waiver cvc28f PDF PDF
3 Waiver of Service cvc27f PDF PDF
4 Acceptance of Service cvc22f PDF PDF
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