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Tips & Tricks

Avoiding an unnecessary delay: If you're waiting until close to the deadline to serve an individual - make sure you verify the service address just in case you do need to serve them. Send out a postal trace form this is an extremely cheap way to verify an address. It's not guaranteed, but it is cheap!

Witness fees: Are calculated by using 95% of the prevailing IRS rate (2016 is 0.54¢) multiplied by the number of miles round-trip to and from the appearance address. Federal witness fees require a $40.00 daily allowance in addition to the mileage. Local courts in Colorado no longer require the daily allowance.

Local Registered Agent offices:

Corporation Service Company / CSC
1560 Broadway, Suite 2090 Denver CO 80202
Closes at 3:30 pm, Mon-Thursday and 3:00 pm Fridays. (866) 403-5272

The Corporation Company
7700 E Arapahoe Road, Suite 220 Centennial CO 80112-1268
Closes at 3:00 pm daily. (303) 629-2500

National Registered Agents, Inc. / NRAI Corporate Services
7700 E Arapahoe Road, Suite 220 Centennial CO 80112-1268
Closes at 3:00 pm daily. (303) 629-2500

Incorp Services, Inc.
36 South 18th Avenue Suite D Brighton CO 80601
Closes at 4:30 pm daily. (800) 246-2677

Common problems when serving Registered Agents

**Always make sure the spelling of the corporation matches exactly as it appears on the Secretary of State site this is a favorite way for corporate registered agents to avoid accepting service.

Issue: The Corporation Service Company will literally accept anything a process server brings to their office and will not verify they are actually the registered agent until after the service has been completed. If this office turns out to not be the registered agent, they will simply return it to the attorney directly with a letter explaining the situation.
Resolution: Double check the Secretary of State site to make sure the Corporation Service Company is the registered agent.

Issue: The Secretary of State lists many insurance companies as having the Division of Insurance as their registered agent. The Division of Insurance keeps its own list that does not necessarily match up with the Secretary of State.
Resolution: Always call the Division of Insurance (303) 894-7499 to verify they are indeed the registered agent for the corporation you are looking to serve.

Issue: Service of anything to Denver Health.
Resolution: Remember anything that requires divulging patient medical records (including billing records) must have a signed release from the patient involved attached to the subpoena. Denver Health has an incredibly diligent gatekeeper that all process servers must first deal with to get the go ahead on a service.

Issue: Getting a rush service late in the day.
Resolution: Call or email us ahead of time to let us know you may have something coming later, it will always make your day go much easier.

Issue: Trying to get an out of the way bank served with a garnishment quickly.
Resolution: Bank garnishments can be served to any local branch of that particular bank.