(1)(a) It is the duty of a party in any civil action pending in a district court or
the party's agent or attorney to forward by mail any process, summons, or other papers
required in the cause.
(b) It is the duty of the sheriff, registered process server, or other officer to
whom the process, summons, or papers described in subsection (1)(a) may be directed
to receive the process, summons, or papers at the place where the documents are directed.
(2) If the papers are delivered for service away from the county seat, all necessary
copies must be furnished for service.
(3) If a sheriff, registered process server, or other officer refuses to receive a
summons or other process at the point where it was directed or refuses to serve the
summons or process, the sheriff, registered process server, or other officer is guilty
of a misdemeanor and upon conviction shall be fined a sum not exceeding $100.
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