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231 Pa. Code Rule 3283. Service.

Rule 3283. Service.

 (a)(1)  If there is an attorney of record, service shall be made upon the respondent’s attorney of record pursuant to Rule 440(a)(1)(i) or (ii).

   (2) If there is no attorney of record, service shall be made

     (i)   by the sheriff or a competent adult in the manner prescribed by Rule 402(a) for service of original process, or

   Official Note

   See Rule 76 for the definition of ‘‘competent adult.’’

     (ii)   by the petitioner mailing a copy in the manner prescribed by Rule 403, or

     (iii)   if service cannot be made as provided in subparagraphs (i) or (ii), pursuant to special order of court as prescribed by Rule 430.

 (b)  The person serving the petition shall file a return of service as provided by Rule 405.


   The provisions of this Rule 3283 adopted December 6, 1996, effective January 1, 1997, 26 Pa.B. 6068; amended May 14, 1999, effective July 1, 1999, 29 Pa.B. 2767; amended June 14, 1999, effective September 1, 1999, 29 Pa.B. 3191; amended December 2, 2009, effective January 4, 2010, 40 Pa.B. 19. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (297595). (Editor’s Note: The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania has suspended its order of June 14, 1999, published at 29 Pa.B. 3191 (June 26, 1999). See 29 Pa.B. 4859 (September 18, 1999).)

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