Washington Process Servers
(c) By Whom Served.
Service of summons and process, except
when service is by publication, shall be by
the sheriff of the county wherein the service
is made, or by his deputy, or by any person
over 18 years of age who is competent to
be a witness in the action, other than a party.
Subpoenas may be served as provided in rule 45.
Registration -- Exceptions.
(1) A person who serves legal process for a fee
in the state of Washington shall register
process server with the auditor of the county
in which the process server resides or operates
his or her principal place of business.
(2) The requirement to register under subsection
(1) of this section does not apply to any of the
(a) A sheriff, deputy sheriff, marshal, constable,
or government employee who is acting in the course
(b) An attorney or the attorney's employees, who
are not serving process on a fee basis;
(c) A person who is court appointed to serve the
(d) An employee of a person who is registered under
(e) A person who does not receive a fee or wage for serving process.