Local Rule 31

 

WAIVER OF SERVICE OF SUMMONS

 WHERE COUNTY OFFICES ARE A PARTY TO AN ACTION

 

 

31. (A) In the interest of saving time and money, in all actions wherein the county or one of its departments is a party to an action, whenever practicable, waiver of service of summons shall be obtained as provided in Civil Rule 4(D).

31. (B) Pursuant to Civil Rule 4.2 service of process in the above cases shall be made "upon a county or upon any of its offices, agencies, districts, departments, institutions or administrative units, by serving the officer responsible for the administration of the office...or by serving the prosecuting attorney of the county."

Therefore, the waiver of service of summons shall be signed either by the head of the department or by the prosecuting attorney.

Said waivers may be obtained at the office of the Clerk of Courts.

 

(February 19, 1981)