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§ 21103. Civil and criminal actions

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 42 P.S. Judiciary and Judicial Procedure

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 42 P.S. Judiciary and Judicial Procedure
Fees (Refs & Annos)
Sheriff Fees (Refs & Annos)
42 P.S. § 21103
§ 21103. Civil and criminal actions
(a) General rule.--Fees for the services of the sheriff involved with civil actions, criminal proceedings or public matters required by any court, statute or regulation including, but not limited to, writs, complaints, orders, equity matters, subpoenas, interrogatories and official notices, are as follows:
Receiving, docketing and making return
$ 9.00
Service, either personally by the sheriff or by copy served or posted:
First serving
Each additional defendant or person served or copy posted
Making each copy served or posted
Deputizing the sheriff of another county to enable the other sheriff to make service or accomplish an act
Making a return of an item delivered to the sheriff too late to serve before expiration
Return of non est inventus (person to be served cannot be found within the jurisdiction of sheriff)
Attesting each copy of a document which is to be served
Service by publication in newspapers, in addition to the actual cost of publication and printing
Taking an affidavit of one person
Taking an affidavit of each additional person
(b) Additional fees.--For service of an item or copy not specifically provided for in subsection (a), the sheriff shall charge and receive the same fee as allowed for a writ served in a similar way otherwise provided for in subsection (a), in addition to a fee of the prothonotary chargeable against the sheriff in relation thereto; but no charge shall be made for an affidavit of service except the fee of the notary or other official administering the oath of affirmation.
(c) Alias or pluries writ.--No charge for service shall be made upon an alias or pluries writ if a charge has been made upon the original with respect to a defendant already served.


1984, July 6, P.L. 614, No. 127, § 3, effective in 30 days. Amended 1994, Dec. 27, P.L. 1349, No. 156, § 1, effective in 30 days.
42 P.S. § 21103, PA ST 42 P.S. § 21103
Current through Act 13 of the 2024 Regular Session. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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