634-22 Return. [Repeal and reenactment on June 30, 2020. L 2015, c 101, 4.] In all cases where any process or order of a court is served by any officer of the court or of the police force or the sheriff, deputy sheriff, an independent civil process server from the department of public safety's list under section 353C-10, or any investigator appointed and commissioned by the director of commerce and consumer affairs pursuant to section 26-9(j), a record thereof shall be endorsed upon the back of the process, complaint, order, or citation. The record shall state the name of the person served and the time and place of service and shall be signed by the sheriff, deputy sheriff, police officer, independent civil process server, or investigator making the service. If the sheriff, deputy sheriff, police officer, independent civil process server, or investigator fails to make service, the sheriff, deputy sheriff, police officer, independent civil process server, or investigator in like manner, shall endorse the reason for the sheriff, deputy sheriff, police officer, independent civil process server, or investigator's failure and sign this record. When service is made by a person specially appointed by the court, or an independent civil process server, that person shall make declaration or affidavit of that service.

The record, declaration, or affidavit shall be prima facie evidence of all it contains, and no further proof thereof shall be required unless either party desires to examine the sheriff, deputy sheriff, police officer, independent civil process server, or investigator making service, in which case the sheriff, deputy sheriff, police officer, independent civil process server, or investigator shall be notified to appear for examination. [L 1888, c 57; RL 1925, 2342; RL 1935, 4078; RL 1945, 10060; RL 1955, 230-30; am L 1963, c 85, 3; HRS 634-58; am L 1972, c 89, 2A(e); ren HRS 634-22; gen ch 1985; am L 1989, c 123, 3 and c 211, 10; am L 1990, c 281, 11; am L 1993, c 173, 3; am L 1994, c 9, 2; am L 2012, c 142, 8; am L 2013, c 116, 10, 25(9)]

 

Rules of Court

 

As to circuit courts, see HRCP rule 4(g), (h); as to district courts, see DCRCP rule 4(g), (h); as to family courts, see HFCR rule 4.

Probate proceedings, see HPR rule 8.

 

Case Notes

 

Officers who may serve. 15 H. 486 (1904).

Record sufficient evidence. 16 H. 427 (1905).

Return not invalidated by failure to show that it was made as required by statute. Presumption of validity in absence of contrary showing. 19 H. 494 (1909).

Conflicting interests of serving officers. 40 H. 279 (1953).

Return is prima facie evidence of all it contains. 48 H. 306, 402 P.2d 440 (1965).

 

 

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