Service in a state district court civil action, also called service of process, requires delivery of the documents filed or intended to be filed on all other parties in the action.
The proof of service tells the state district court when, how, and where the other parties were served and the documents that were served. An affidavit of service gives the court proof of service.
If proof of service is not filed, the court will not take action on your case.
Forms and Instructions for Service in a District Court Civil Action
Service to Start a District Court Civil Action:
- Information and Instructions for Service to Start a District Court Civil Action
- Information and Instructions for Service by Publication
Service After a District Court Civil Action Has Started:
- Information and Instructions for Service After a District Court Civil Action Has Started
Selected Statutes (Laws) & Rules
Following are legal research starting points related service in a district court civil action. You may need to conduct additional legal research into your legal issue. See the Legal Research Section of this website.
- Rule 4 of the North Dakota Rules of Civil Procedure
- Rule 5 of the North Dakota Rules of Civil Procedure
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If you have a question relating to a case that is already filed please contact the clerk of court for the county.