HEALTH AND SAFETY
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CRIME PREVENTION
39-6310. Order and service. (1) An order issued under this chapter along with a copy of the petition for a protection order, if the respondent has not previously received the petition, shall be personally served upon the respondent, except as provided in subsections (6), (7) and (8) of this section.
(2) A peace officer of the jurisdiction in which the respondent resides shall serve the respondent personally unless the petitioner elects to have the respondent served by a private party at the petitioner’s own expense.
(3) If service by a peace officer is to be used, the clerk of the court shall have a copy of any order issued under this chapter and a copy of the petition for a protection order, if the respondent has not previously received the petition, forwarded on or before the next judicial day to the appropriate law enforcement agency specified in the order for service upon the respondent. Service of an order issued under this chapter shall take precedence over the service of other documents unless they are of a similar emergency nature.
(4) If the peace officer cannot complete service upon the respondent within ten (10) days, the sheriff or municipal peace officer shall notify the petitioner. The petitioner shall provide information sufficient to permit notification.
(5) Returns of service under this chapter shall be made in accordance with the applicable court rules.
(6) If an order entered by the court recites that the respondent appeared in person before the court and receives a copy of the order, the necessity for further service is waived and proof of service of that order is not necessary.
(7) If a party has appeared in person before the court and has waived personal service, the clerk of the court shall complete service of any notice of hearing or orders or modifications by certified mail to the party’s address as shown on the court petition which resulted in the issuance of the order or modification. Parties shall at all times keep the court informed of their current mailing address.
(8) If a foreign protection order is registered with the court under section 39-6306A, Idaho Code, the necessity for further service is waived and proof of service of that order is not necessary.
[39-6310, added 1988, ch. 341, sec. 1, p. 1017; am. 1996, ch. 236, sec. 1, p. 766; am. 1997, ch. 69, sec. 1, p. 145; am. 1999, ch. 330, sec. 5, p. 890; am. 2000, ch. 72, sec. 1, p. 154; am. 2002, ch. 213, sec. 5, p. 591.]