Legal Time Limit for Service

SUMMONS & COMPLAINTS - Must be served within 90 days after it was filed at Clerk of Courts Office which is done before the service comes to the deputy.

SHOW CAUSE NOTICE - Must be served at least 7 days prior to the Court date.

PROBATE CONTEMPT - Must be served at least 7 days prior to the Court date.

PROBATE MOTIONS - Must be served before 4:30 p.m., at least 7 days prior to the Court date.

PROBATE CITATION - Must be served at least 14 days prior to the Court date.

SUPPLEMENTARY PROCESS - Must be served at least 7 days prior to Court date.

SUMMARY PROCESS WRIT - Must be served at least 7 days prior to the Entry Filing Date.

30 DAY NOTICES - Must be served at least 30 days prior to the first day or date rent is due of the following month. Deputy must be aware of months that have less than 30 days and serve the Notice accordingly.

WRITS OF ATTACHMENT-There are many different types of Writs of Attachment. The one thing that they all have in common is that they must be served within 30 days after issuance.

48 HOUR NOTICES - These must be served at least 48 hours prior to beginning a Court ordered eviction, If an eviction is scheduled for a Monday, then the 48 hour notice is to be served by Thursday of the prior week. The Court wants the defendants to be able to get into Court if they feel they need to.