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  • Writer's pictureSteve Navarrete


Process servers typically carry on them, or in their vehicle, a variety of items to help them complete their job. They include:

  • A Smartphone.

  • GPS device for navigation.

  • Most use their phones but it’s better to use a dedicated nav-system to keep your phone free for other uses.

  • Dash Cam.

  • Notepad and several pens to take notes and record information.

  • Flashlight for serving papers in low light conditions.

  • Binoculars.

  • Pepper spray or other non-lethal personal protection devices.

  • Stapler and paper clips to organize legal documents.

  • Extra clothing items, such as rain gear, a change of clothes.

  • Or a dress coat, for various weather conditions and situations.

The really experienced Florida process servers carry:

  • Bug spray with high levels of DEET.

  • This comes in especially handy in long stake outs where you can't keep your car on for hours at a time so you roll down the window for fresh air.

  • Sunscreen.

  • Extra sunglasses.

  • Umbrella.

  • Towels to dry off.

  • Pre-printed contact cards.

  • Contact cards are usually taped to a door or on gates and they list the process server’s name and phone number, as well as the name of the person or entity they are trying to locate.

  • Packing tape to affix postable process or contact cards on doors.

  • Chalk to write on tires to see if the line on the tire has moved on the next attempt. This tells them if that vehicle has been used since their last attempt. Portable printer to print from the car.

  • Many process servers will bring a laptop but more advanced process service companies like Miami PSPI, use case management systems that allow process servers to use an app to communicate with the office, and enter status updates in real-time without the need for a laptop.

  • The most important thing a process server can carry when serving process is a professional demeanor and good communication skills to help diffuse any potential conflicts that may arise during the service.

It's important to note that the items carried by process servers may vary depending on their personal preferences, the type of service they provide, the specific requirements of the job, and the location where they serve process.

Please call Miami PSPI for all your process service needs. Find us at

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