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Fees for Service of Process
Fees for service are generally governed by 17.1-272 of the Virginia State code, which are:
A. The fees for process and service in the following instances shall be twelve dollars:
  1. For service on any person, firm or corporation, a order, notice, summons or any other civil process, except as herein otherwise provided, and for serving on any person, firm, or corporation any process when the body is not taken and making a return thereof, except that no fees shall be charged for service pursuant to 9-6.14:13 of the Virginia State code. (Administrative agencies. Subpoenas, depositions and requests for admissions. The agency or its designated subordinates shall have power to, and on request for any party to a case shall, issue subpoenas requiring testimony or the production of books, papers, and physical or other evidence.) 
  2. Summoning a witness or garnishee on an attachment. 
  3. Service on any person an attachment or other process under which the body is taken and making a return thereon. 
  4. Service of any order of court not otherwise provided for, except that no fees shall be charged for protective orders issued pursuant to 16.1-226 of the Virginia State code. 
  5. Making a return of a writ of fieri facias when no levy was made or forthcoming bond taken. 
  6. Summoning a witness in any case in which custody or visitation of a minor child or children is at issue.

B. The fees for process and service in the following instances shall be $25.00
  1. Service and publication of any notice of a publicly-advertised public sale.
  2. Service of a writ of possession, except that there shall be an additional fee of $12.00 for each additional defendant.
  3. Levying upon current money, bank notes, goods or chattels of a judgment debtor pursuant to 8.01-478 of the Virginia State code.
  4. Service of a declaration in ejectment of any person, firm or corporation, except that there shall be an additional fee of $12.00 for each additional defendant.
  5. Levying distress warrant or an attachment.
  6. Levying an execution.

C. The process and service fee for serving any papers returnable out of state, seventy five dollars ($75.00).
Pursuant to Va. Code §17.1-272 as amended...Sheriff and High Constable fees for processes returnable to states outside the Commonwealth of Virginia are to paid in advance, and are as follows:
  • $75.00 per entity--corporation, individual
  • $75.00 per address where service is to be attempted.
  • $75.00 per document served
  • $75.00 per case number assigned
  • Two persons at one address, $150.00
  • One person at two different addresses $150.00
  • $5.00 Notary fee effective July 1, 2005 Virginia Code § 47.1-19
  • Service will be 'IN HAND' ONLY, unless substitute service is authorized by you.