Process servers were intended as a messenger system to notify individuals of their constitutional right to due process of law by “serving” them with a notification that states the legal issue that
specifically involves them. Originally, legal papers were typically served to individuals by their local county sheriff. As cities expanded in the United States, it became a challenging endeavor for local
sheriffs to disperse court papers while attending to legal situations in their jurisdiction. There was a desire for an individual to deliver these papers legally and in a timely manner; for that reason, process servers were formed.