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What is an Acceptance of Service?

When you've received lawsuit documents without formal service, you can use an Acceptance of Service document to waive your right to formal service in a lawsuit. In a legal action, waiving formal service can help you get right to your defense. 
An Acceptance of Service is most often used when you've received the initial lawsuit documents before they've been officially served to you. Our Acceptance of Service document can be used to waive your service requirement in the legal action. After waiving, you'll no longer need to wait to be formally served to respond to the lawsuit. However, once you've agreed to waive the service, the clock on your response time starts ticking, and you'll need to file a response, or an answer, to the lawsuit.

When to use an Acceptance of Service:

  • You have received a copy of documents in a legal action and you would like to waive official service.
  • You have received a complaint in a lawsuit and want to file your defense quickly.

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In the Court of County, State of


Case no.




of , ,




of , ,


Acceptance of Service


I, , of , , , hereby acknowledge receipt of a copy of the Complaint filed in this case and the Summons issued by the clerk. I hereby waive any requirement for other service of Complaint in this action. I agree to answer or otherwise plead within the stipulated days under the law of the State. I understand that if I fail to file an answer or other pleadings with the clerk of this court and serve the same upon the Plaintiff in accordance with the Rules of Civil Procedure within the time limits stated, I will be in default and Plaintiff may be afforded the relief demanded in the Complaint without a trial or other hearing.




I now affix my signature to these affirmations this ______ date of _________________, 20___ .





STATE OF ss:, ss:


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