Process Service

At Kneece Investigations we provide Process Service in Saluda, Greenwood, Newberry, Lexington, Aiken, Abbeville, and Edgefield Counties primarily, but can arrange for service throughout South Carolina, North Carolina, and Georgia.  This includes the service of papers for both civil and criminal cases.  If the address of the person to be served is not known, we offer skip trace services to locate the subject so that service can be performed.  

Service of Process rates are based on the geographical location of the address for service (Distance from Saluda, SC). Rates start at $55.00 for Saluda County and increase as distance from Saluda increases.  We make up to three attempts to accomplish the service at the quoted prices.  No more than two attempts will be made on the same date and they will be at least 2 hours apart.  The third attempt, if needed, will not be made on the same day of the week of the previous attempts.

ALL attempts are per address.  If we respond to a 2nd address provided by the client or through skip-tracing this will be considered a new set of attempts and therefore will result in an additional charge.  An additional special circumstance fee of $25.00 will apply when the process server must be at a certain place at a certain time to effect service.

For service that must be accomplished within 24 hours there is an additional fee of $35.00. (Rush fee)

Due diligence is our company policy with every attempt of service in order to keep your costs at a minimum.  However difficult to serve subjects may require surveillance to effect service.

Subjects known to actively dodge service are not considered routine and will require surveillance. Surveillance is available at a rate of $75.00 per hour.  All surveillance must be pre-approved by the client.

Nationwide skip tracing is available and will be quoted on a case by case basis.

Payment terms are 30 days net to local attorneys only.  If payment is to be made by a third party, or an out of town attorney, a check for payment in full must be attached when civil process is picked up, or mailed in.