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Legal Information: Alaska

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December 18, 2019

Sec. 18.66.160. Service of process

(a) Unless, on the record in court, the person has already been provided a copy of the court’s order, process issued under this chapter shall be promptly served and executed. If process is to be served upon a person believed to be present or residing in a municipality, as defined in AS 29.71.800, or in an unincorporated community, process shall be served by a peace officer of that municipality or unincorporated community who has jurisdiction within the area of service. If a peace officer of the municipality or unincorporated community who has jurisdiction is not available, a superior court, district court, or magistrate may designate any other peace officer to serve and execute process. A state peace officer shall serve process in any area that is not within the jurisdiction of a peace officer of a municipality or unincorporated community. A peace officer shall use every reasonable means to serve process issued under this chapter. A judge may not order a peace officer to serve a petition that has been denied by the court.

(b) Service of process under (a) of this section does not preclude a petitioner from using any other available means to serve process issued under this chapter.

(c) Fees for service of process may not be charged in a proceeding seeking only the relief provided in this chapter.