Process Server


  • Any person, corporation, or partnership whose principal place of business is in Shasta County and who makes more than 10 services of process within this state during one calendar year for compensation must file and maintain registration as a Process Server with the Shasta County Clerk.
  • Registration is NOT required for following:
    • Any sheriff, marshal, or government employee who is acting within the course of their employment.
    • An attorney or their employees when serving process related to cases for which the attorney is providing legal services.
    • Any person who is specially appointed by a court to serve its process.
    • A licensed private investigator or their employees.
    • A professional photocopier registered under Section 22450, or an employee thereof, whose only service of process relates to subpoenas for the production of records, which subpoenas specify that the records be copied by that registered professional photocopier.


  • Background check via Live Scan. Form must be picked up at our office and taken to one of the following agencies to be completed BEFORE registration.
  • Shasta County Sheriff's Office: 300 Park Marina Circle, Redding: Wednesday & Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Redding Police Department: 1313 California Street, Redding; Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday from 10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 
  • For Anderson residents only - Anderson Police Department: 2220 North Street; by appointment only Tuesday & Thursday, call 378-6606.
  • Completed registration form:
  • Process Server Bond in the amount of $2,000 in the name of the person, corporation, or partnership that is registering. 
  • Valid picture identification
  • Filing Fee (This includes the recording fee and one ID card)

For those who are required to submit fingerprints for background checks, a temporary ID card, valid for 120 days, will be issued until clearance is received from the FBI & DOJ. Once clearance has been granted, the permanent 2-year ID card will be issued.

  •  Applications are accepted Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. The process takes 20 to 30 minutes. Payment may be made by cash, preprinted checks, or money orders made payable to Shasta County Clerk. Credit or debit cards include a small convenience fee.

Business and Professions Code 22350.