Alaska Process Server Instructions - CIV-615
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Use this form to provide your Alaska Process Server with the necessary instructions to properly serve your Tenant with the Complaint for Forcible Entry and Detainer and Summons.
Document Last Modified: 11/17/2022
Alaska Eviction Procedures: Serving the Defendant
Once a Landlord has filed the Complaint for Forcible Entry and Detainer (FED), the next step is serving the Tenant (or Defendant) with a copy of the Complaint and Summons. This must be done at least 2 days before the eviction hearing is scheduled. If the Tenant is not properly served at least 2 days before the hearing, the hearing will likely be postponed.
The Alaska Court System provides the following guidance for serving a Defendant with a Complaint for FED:
- Choose a Process Server. The clerk’s office where you file your Complaint has a list of process servers as does the Alaska State Trooper Website. In some areas of the state there are no Process Servers and instead a Peace Officer - usually a State Trooper - will serve the Complaint and Summons. It’s best to check with your local clerk’s office to find an available Process Server.
- Contact the Process Server to make arrangements for service and to determine applicable service fees.
- Fill out service instructions - form CIV-615 - as completely as possible. Under the “documents to be served” section, write “F.E.D. Summons & Complaint.” It’s important to be as thorough as possible when completing this form to ensure that the Process Server is able to locate your Tenant(s).
- Deliver service instructions, documents, and fees to the Process Server.
- Get a Return of Service. Upon delivery, the Process Server will file a notarized Return of Service for each Tenant served. In addition, the Process Server will provide the Landlord (Plaintiff) with a copy of each Return of Service. Landlords should bring those documents to the eviction hearing.
It’s vital that Landlords comply with all procedural steps to ensure that their case is not delayed or dismissed.
Other Alaska Eviction Forms
- 7-Day Notice to Quit for Non-Payment of Rent: Landlords should use this Notice when Tenants have unpaid rent. It’s a necessary first step in the eviction process.
- Alaska 10-Day Notice to Cure or Vacate: Use this Notice for Lease violations other than nonpayment of rent. It’s a necessary first step in the eviction process.
- Alaska Forcible Entry and Detainer Complaint: This is the court document that Landlords must file to initiate eviction proceedings.
- Alaska Summons Forcible Entry and Detainer: After the Complaint is filed, the Complaint and Summons must be served to the Tenant at least two days before the eviction hearing is scheduled.
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