TITLE 34
Property

CHAPTER 34-19
Forcible Entry and Detainer

SECTION 34-19-3


§ 34-19-3 Service on defendant – Proceeding on nonappearance.

The summons shall be served upon the party complained against, or a copy thereof left at his or her usual place of abode, six (6) days, exclusive, before the day appointed by the justice for the trial; and if, after the service of the summons, the party shall not appear to defend, the court shall proceed to the inquiry in the same manner as if he or she were present.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1908, ch. 1533, § 3; G.L. 1909, ch. 340, § 3; G.L. 1923, ch. 391, § 3; G.L. 1938, ch. 591, § 3; G.L. 1956, § 34-19-3.)