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How do you properly serve the United States Postal Service with a subpoena duces tecum in a civil case?

Phoenix, AZ |

Tried serving a local US post office with a subpoena duces tecum for documents/records only, but my process server was turned away. The employee at the office said that the subpoena could not be accepted locally. Is there a better way to serve the US Postal Service that I'm unaware of? Any info would be much appreciated it.

Attorney Answers 1


  1. You must start at the TOP.

    You SERVE the POSTMASTER GENERAL in Washington, DC
    ---AND---you must also serve the ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE
    UNITED STATES in Washington, DC as you're SUING a FEDERAL
    AGENCY.

    Send them CERTIFIED . . . DON'T FEDEX OR UPS them.

    THIS ANSWER IS PURELY FOR ACADEMIC DISCUSSION ONLY AND DOES NOT CONSTITUTE ANY TYPE OF LEGAL ADVICE OR LEGAL REPRESENTATION.

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