Mississippi Process Servers
(1) By Process Server.
A summons and complaint shall, except as
provided in subparagraphs (2) and (4) of
this subdivision, be served by any person
who is not a party and is not less than 18
years of age. When a summons and complaint
are served by process server, an amount not
exceeding that statutorily allowed to the
sheriff for service of process may be taxed
as recoverable costs in the action.
(2) By Sheriff. A summons and complaint
shall, at the written request of a party seeking
service or such party's attorney, be served
by the sheriff of the county in which the
defendant resides or is found, in any
manner prescribed by subdivision (d)
of this rule. The sheriff shall mark on all
summons the date of the receipt by him,
and within thirty days of the date of such
receipt of the summons the sheriff shall
return the same to the clerk of the court
from which it was issued.