For civil process inquiries, please contact our office Monday–Friday, between the hours of 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m., at 919-856-6900.
Procedure for obtaining service on In-State Process
The service fee for In-State Process is $30 per person
Original Summons/Notice/Order/Subpoena (to be returned to Clerk of Court)
Original Summons/Notice/Order/Subpoena (to be served to defendant/s – with complaint or attachment)
Affidavit of Service (if not provided on service documents)
Procedure for obtaining service on Out-of-State Process
The service fee for Out-of-State Process is $35 per person.
Original Summons (including attachments as necessary)
Original Return of Service Form
One copy for each person being served
Letter of instructions or special needs, as desired
Self-Addressed Stamped Envelope for return of service to you
Payment: Cash, Check, or Money Order
$35 is for (out of state) only per defendant and $30 for in state per defendant.
Payable to: Wake County Sheriff's Office
Wake County Sheriff's Office
P. O. Box 550
Raleigh, North Carolina 27602
Attn: Out of State Service Desk
- Parties being served must be located within Wake County.
- Physical address required; we are unable to serve to a post office box.
- Ensure documents have been signed by Clerk of Court, contain file number and court date, if applicable.
- If you need further information or assistance, you may call us at 919-856-6900.