Due Diligence Locate Search
Service of Process by Publication
If you’re in need of a California due diligence locate for service of process by publication, we can accommodate your request. All work is done by a licensed investigator. We exercise due diligence by making the necessary search requirements to locate the defendant per the methods available in the Code of Civil Procedure (CCP) 415.10 – 415.50.
A California due diligence locate search is required by all courts when you intend to serve the defendant by publication. The search includes local telephone directories, either paper or electronic, a search of local real and personal property assessment records, a search with the US Postal Authorities, an interview and canvas of neighbors and family members ( when available), search and review of of all major internet sites that provide people/business location data, Registrar of Voters, the department of motor vehicles. This declaration must be completed and signed under the penalty of perjury by a licensed investigator.
In some situations, the court may require a due diligence declaration from the process server, private investigator or private detective showing his attempts and the reasons for lack of service (such as the address for the defendant is not valid or the defendant is evading service).
Service of Process by Publication Search Fee: Call for Quote. Average Turnaround time: 1 to 3 working days