A process server must have an order from the court each time he or she is to serve papers. Beginning in 1998, Cobb County Superior Court judges elected to start a program enabling process servers to receive a standing order for a whole year instead of requiring a new order each time. To become a permanent process server in Cobb County a person must fill out an application and have it endorsed by a Cobb attorney. After a criminal background check is done, he or she may be awarded permanent status and be allowed to serve any papers dealing with a Superior Court case for one year.
Qualifications to become a Permanent Process Server
- Must submit an application.
- Must be endorsed by a member of the State Bar of Georgia in good standing, to have good character, honesty and integrity.
- Be at least 18 years of age.
- Must consent to a background check.
- Must have not committed any serious criminal offense.
- The application must be approved by the Court Administrator.
Once the application has been approved, your order will be mailed to you and it will be in effect through December of the year you applied. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Kimberley Hicks at 770-528-1811.
Print and fax the application and form to 770-528-1817 or mail to:
Superior Court Administration
Attn: Kim Hicks
70 Haynes Street
Marietta, GA 30090-9642