If you are wondering if process servers have the permission to enter your private property to serve you official legal documents, you may be relieved to know that they do not possess that authority. In fact, the law explicitly prohibits process servers from trespassing onto private property. This means that process servers are not allowed to enter your property without explicit permission from you.
It is important to keep in mind that there are still other ways for process servers to serve you with legal documents if they are unable to serve you in person. In case the process server cannot find you, they may be able to leave the documents with a family member or roommate, or even place them somewhere in plain view on your property.
It is worthy of mention that only police officials possess the legal authority to enter a posted property to serve a summons or post legal documents. If you have any concerns about a process server potentially trespassing onto your property, or if you have any questions about the legal process in general, it’s always a good idea to consult with an experienced attorney who can guide you through the process.