The daily work of the Civil Process Division is wide-ranging and fast-paced. Deputies spend the majority of their time in the community serving notices for many different types of clients. Clients range from large and small law firms, businesses, and individual citizens.
Notes: HOW TO ESTABLISH AN ACCOUNT
If you’re an attorney or law firm and wish to establish an account with our office, please send in your paperwork along with our fee for service. This will establish your account and allow our office to bill you for any further services.
Fees: $60 in state, $100 out of state.
The Civil Process Division charges a modest fee for each service. We require that all payments be made in advance unless you are a practicing attorney or law firm with an account in good standing with our office. The Suffolk County Sheriff Department will accept in-state fee waivers from the court. We DO NOT accept out of state waivers.
The fees are as follows:
If a document must be served on the same day as delivery and the document is received there will be an additional fee of $40 for the rush service.
WE DO NOT ACCEPT OUT OF STATE FEE WAIVERS
In-State: $60 for the first service; $36 for additional service at the same address.
Out of State: $100 (Flat Fee) for the first service; $50 (Flat Fee) for additional service at the same address.
Since the cost of in-state services varies on a case-by-case basis, these fees are general estimates of the price of a service. The Suffolk County Sheriff's Office requires full payment in advance but will invoice or refund any difference in the price of the service.
Jane Doe is serving a Summons and Complaint upon both XYZ Corp and its manager, John Smith. Both are located at 1 Example Street in downtown Boston. Jane Doe would owe $95 since both services were for the same address.
Out of State Example:
Jane Doe is serving a Summons and Complaint upon both XYZ Corp and its manager, John Smith. Both are located at 1 Example Street in downtown Boston. Jane Doe would owe $150 since both services were for the same address.