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Eviction Services
from the
Law Offices of Mark B. Tackitt


Declaration of service for legal notices

Before a judge or commissioner can issue judgment and writ, there must first be proof that the legal notice was served.

Below is the form that I provide my clients. Once you have cut and pasted it to your computer, fill in the appropriate blank spaces, check the appropriate boxes, and sign your name at the bottom. For information about how to serve notices, see: How to serve your legal notices properly. If you are confused about how to use the form, view the example which is at the bottom of this page. Still confused, seek advise of counsel.


 

DECLARATION OF SERVICE

I certify (or declare) under penalty of perjury under the laws ofthe State of Washington that the foregoing is true and correct.  

(1) That on                            2001 at approximately          a.m. / p.m., I duly served the foregoing notice by then and there personally

(a) [ ] delivering:

[ ] one, or [ ]          

true and correct copy(ies) thereof into the hands of and leaving same with                                              at the following address:                                                                                                    , Washington, 98         ; or

(b) [ ] posting:

[ ] one, or [ ]          

true and correct copy(ies) of the foregoing notice in a conspicuous place upon the premises located at                                                                                                    Washington, 98         because the person entitled to the premises could not be found therein; and

(2) That on                           2000, I duly deposited in the mails of the United States at                               , Washington, a properly stamped and addressed envelope, first class mail, containing [ ] one, or  [ ]           copy(ies) of the attached notice(s) to the tenant(s) addressed as follows:                                                                                                    , Washington, 98        

Signed at                                , Washington, on                    2000.

 

                                                           
[ ] owner
[ ] agent for owner

 


 

An example of how to fill in the blanks

The below example is based upon the following senario:

Mary Jones, a daughter of the property owner, lives in Auburn and has been managing her elderly mother's property for several years. The tenants, John and Jane Smith, are one week late with June's rent. As Mary went to the property to serve the tenants with a three day notice, she stopped in Kent and mailed one envelope which contained two copies of the notice. She arrived at the property in Seattle. She knocked on the door and someone other than John or Jane Smith answered the door. Rather than giving the notices to the person who answered the door, she posted two copies on the door then returned to her home in Auburn. The next day, she completed the below declaration and attached her last copy of the three day notice to the declaration:

 

DECLARATION OF SERVICE

(1) That on    7 June           2000 at approximately  1:30    a.m. / p.m., I duly served the foregoing notice by then and there personally

(a) [ ] delivering:

[ ] one, or [ ]        

true and correct copy(ies) thereof into the hands of and leaving same with  John Smith and Jane Smith                                            at the following address:    8501 NW California St, Seattle, Washington, 98 999  ;

(b) [ X ] posting:

[ ] one, or [ X ]   Two   

true and correct copy(ies) of the foregoing notice in a conspicuous place upon the premises located at     8501 NW California St, Seattle     Washington, 98 999  because the person(s) entitled to the premises could not be found therein; and

(2) That on     7 June  2000, I duly deposited in the mails of the United States at   Kent         , Washington, a properly stamped and addressed envelope, first class mail, containing [ ] one, or [ X]   Two      copy(ies) of the attached notice(s) to the tenant(s) addressed as follows:  John Smith and Jane Smith,  8501 NW California St, Seattle   , Washington, 98 999       

Signed at     Seattle   , Washington, on   8 June      2000.

  Mary Jones
[ ] owner
[ X ] agent for owner


Law Offices of Mark B. Tackitt
P.O. Box 46330
Seattle, Washington, 98146-0330
206/682-7566

 

This page last edited 11 February 2001.