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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Process Servers Required to eFile in Ohio County

        PROCESS SERVERS MANDATED TO ELECTRONIC RETRIEVE CASE INITIATING               DOCUMENTS AND ELECTRONICALLY FILE THEIR RETURNS OF SERVICE

Effective December 1, 2012, all persons appointed as a process server by the General Division of the Montgomery County Common Pleas Court shall obtain all civil documents for service and shall file all service returns for civil cases through the Court’s authorized electronic filing system. This same requirement will be effective January 1, 2013 for criminal cases. Please review the Administrative Order In Re: Mandatory Electronic Filing of Documents Filed by Process Servers and Process Servers Instructions under Links to become familiar with the requirements. Please select the Training tab at the top of the screen to register for a training session.


I have read the instructions and I understand the process. I am wondering what is the benefit to the case initiating party?  What is the benefit to the Process Server? Don't get me wrong, I think it is a step forward for a Court to realize that its justice partners, in this case Process Servers need a role in the electronic filing world.   I am just not sure that this is the most elegant way of accomplishing that objective.  I guess you have to start somewhere. 

Link to Process Server Instructions here
Link to Process Server eFiling Mandate here