TITLE 9
Courts and Civil Procedure–Procedure Generally

CHAPTER 9-5
Writs, Summons and Process

SECTION 9-5-10


§ 9-5-10 Direction and return of district courts writs and summonses.

Writs and summonses issued by a district court shall be made returnable to the court at the place and on the day and hour provided by law, to be named in the writs and summonses, and shall, except as otherwise specifically provided, be directed to the division of sheriffs, or to the town sergeants, or to a certified constable authorized pursuant to § 9-5-10.1. In case any person upon whom it is necessary to make service of any writ, summons, or execution issued by a district court is, or has estate, in any other county than the one in which the action is brought, the writ, summons, or execution may also be directed to and served by the like officer of such other county.

History of Section.
(C.P.A. 1905, § 503; G.L. 1909, ch. 299, § 7; G.L. 1923, ch. 349, § 7; G.L. 1938, ch. 514, § 7; G.L. 1956, § 9-5-10; P.L. 1964, ch. 221, § 1; P.L. 1965, ch. 55, § 13; P.L. 1966, ch. 1, § 6; P.L. 1967, ch. 118, § 1; P.L. 1969, ch. 239, § 8; P.L. 1971, ch. 183, § 3; P.L. 1989, ch. 282, § 1; P.L. 2012, ch. 324, § 16; P.L. 2015, ch. 260, § 8; P.L. 2015, ch. 275, § 8.)