Process Service Agencies & Process Servers deemed "essential businesses" during COVID-19 Pandemic

Process Service Agencies & Process Servers deemed "essential businesses" during COVID-19 Pandemic

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WRM Security Services Process Services Agency is an "Essential Business"

Today, March 25. 2020 we received word from the New York State Professional Process Servers Association President Jason Tallman that the New York State Empire Development Corporation legal team has deemed Process Servers and Process Server Agencies as an "Essential Business."  In the correspondence sent out to all members the NYSPPSA reached out to the New York State Empire Development Office on March 22, 2020.for a legal determination. This means we can work if an emergency service of process is issued by a New York State Court. 

The Administrative Order of the CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE JUDGE OF THE COURTS is still in effect. This order outlines the essential matters that will be accepted by the courts.

The order reads as follows:

Pursuant to the authority vested in me, in light of the emergency circumstances caused by
the continuing COVID-19 outbreak in New York State and the nation, and consistent with the
Governor of New York's recent executive order suspending statutes of limitation in legal
matters, I direct that, effective immediately and until futher order, no papers shall be accepted
for filing by a county clerk or a court in any matter of a type not included on the list of essential
matters attached as Exh. A. This directive applies to both paper and electronic filings.

Exhibit A

Essential Proceedings

Administrative Order AO/78/20

March 22, 2020


A. Criminal Matters

1. arraignments
2. bail applications, reviews and writs
3. temporary orders of protection
4. resentencing of retained and incarcerated defendants
5. essential sex offender registration act (SORA) matters

B. Family Court

1. child protection intake cases involving removal applications
2. newly filed juvenile delinquency intake cases involving remand placement
applications, or modification thereof
3. emergency family offense petitions/temporary orders of protection
4. orders to show cause
5. stipulations on submission

C. Supreme Court

1. Mental Hygiene Law (MHL) applications and hearings addressing patient retention or
2. MHL hearings addressing the involuntary administration of medication and other
medical care
3. newly filed MHL applications for an assisted outpatient treatment (AOT) plan
4. emergency applications in guardianship matters
5. temporary orders of protection (including but not limited to matters involving
domestic violence)
6. emergency applications related to the coronavirus
7. emergency Election Law applications
8. extreme risk protection orders (ERPO)

D. Civil/Housing matters

1. applications addressing landlord lockouts (including reductions in essential services)
2. applications addressing serious code violations
3. applications addressing serious repair orders
4. applications for post-eviction relief

E. All Courts

1. any other matter that the court deems essential

WRM Process Server Agency corporate officers are working remotely at this time. All our process servers are on stand-by and not in the office. If an emergency essential proceeding service of process arises we will activate and get the service of process completed as deemed by the court. We are on call and available to assit any pro se litigant, attorney or law firm with an Essential Proceeding Service of Process anywhere on Long Island, NY. This includes all towns and hamlets in Suffolk County NY and  Nassau County NY. If we have too we can reach out to our New York City Process Severs for activation as well. Please reach out to us if we can help. Call 631-406-9761 24/7 



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WRM Process Services & Investigations is a licensed, bonded and insured Process Services & Private Investigation Agency. We're based in Long Island, New York. We have offices in Riverhead and Melville, Long Island New York.

Process Services. We serve all of Nassau County to the Queens Border and Suffolk County's North Fork all the way to Orient Point and the South Fork all the way to Montauk Point. In addition, we are licensed by the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs as a New York City Process Server Agency and our vice president is an individually licensed process server in New York City. New York City is currently the only jurisdiction in the State of New York that requires agencies and individual process servers to be licensed and bonded and we are licensed in the City of New York. As a N.Y.C.D.C.A. licensed Agency and licensed Individual Server we can legally perform and distribute process services in the City of New York. This includes all five (5) Boroughs of New York City (Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens & Staten Island). License No. 2015203-DCA

Private Investigations. We are a licensed, bonded and insured Private Investigations Agency licensed by the New York State Department of State. As a licensed private investigation agency, we are licensed to perform investigations and security in all of New York State. Licensed No. 11000151504