Choose a server
Ask another adult to mail a copy of the Answer and other forms you plan to file for you. This is your server.
Your server must be:
18 or over
Not part of your case
Your server can be someone you know. You can't serve it yourself.
Your server mails a copy of the Answer
Your server mails one copy of your Answer and any attachments to the name and address at the top of the Complaint you received.
Keep the original and other copy to file with the court.
Your server signs a Proof of Service form
After your server mails the copy of your Answer form they fill out a:
Proof of Service by First-Class Mail - Civil (form POS-030).
It helps if you fill in the top part of the form with the case and court information.
Your name and address are at the very top of the form. You can copy the rest of the information in the top section - court address, plaintiff’s name, defendant’s name, and case number - from the Complaint.
Your server can then fill in the information about how, when, and where they mailed the Answer. Your server must sign and date at the bottom.
Your server should then give the Proof of Service form back to you to file with the court.
Once you fill out your Answer and serve your landlord with a copy, you need to file it with the court and pay a filing fee.