Affidavit of Service
This is a mandatory form.*
You complete this form and file it after documents have been served to prove they have been served.
Making copies of the form for filing, service and yourself
The completed and signed original of the form is filed at the Court. Before you file it you must also make sufficient copies to have one for each person to be served and a copy for your own records.
What should be attached to this Form
You may need to attach certain documents to the Affidavit of Service.
If the person served has signed and returned to you the Acknowledgment of Service and
- you can recognise the signature on the Acknowledgment, the original of that document must be attached to the Affidavit of Service; or
- you cannot recognise the signature on the Acknowledgment of Service, then the document must be attached to an affidavit of a person who can recognise the signature with a statement which might,
for example, state:
‘I recognise the signature on the attached Acknowledgment of Service as that of [insert the name of the person served] because I have seen that person’s signature on previous occasions.’
If a photograph was used to identify the person to be served, the photograph should be attached to the affidavit (see Part D, Item 5 of the Affidavit of Service).
For more information
The Service Kit provides instructions on how to serve documents.
In completing a Court form, you must*
Complete the form by typing (eg. on a computer or typewriter) or hand printed in ink.Back to top
Are you having trouble understanding legal words used in this form?
You can find more information about legal words used in this form in the following locations:
Legal words used in court (Family Law Courts brochure)
LawTermFinder - online help with legal terms
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