Process serving in Arkansas requires delivery of legal papers to the intended receiver. It may not always be the defendant; in some cases there will be papers filed as a cross-motion or other papers which must be served upon the plaintiff. Still other papers will be served on witnesses.
In Arkansas, the process server may have to make several attempts before successfully serving court papers. He may have to locate the defendant (or other person) at their home, at work, or at places where they usually frequent.
The Arkansas process server must ensure that he is following all applicable Arkansas laws pertaining to serving legal papers. After service of process has been made, an Arkansas process server must obtain an Affidavit of Service, which is a notarized document proving that service was made. The Affidavit of Service is then given to the person who requested service. Alternatively, the Affidavit of Service can be filed with the court where such filing is authorized by the person requesting service.