The officer receiving the summons shall mail a copy of the summons and complaint to
the defendant no later than the end of the next business day or as soon as practicable
at the defendant's last known address in a stamped addressed envelope provided by
the plaintiff to the action. The officer may, within five days of the issuance of the summons, attempt to telephone
the defendant requesting that the defendant either personally visit the officer to
accept service, or schedule an appointment for the defendant to receive delivery of
service from the officer. If the officer does not attempt to telephone the defendant or the attempt is unsuccessful
or does not result in service to the defendant, the officer shall make at least one
visit to the place of abode of the defendant within five days of the issuance of the
summons, but at least two days prior to the day the defendant is required to appear
to answer the complaint, excluding legal holidays, at a time reasonably calculated
to find the defendant at the place of abode to attempt personal delivery of service. He then shall deliver a copy of the summons together with a copy of the complaint
to the defendant, or leave copies thereof at the defendant's dwelling house or usual
place of abode with some person of suitable age and discretion then residing therein. If such service cannot be made the officer shall affix copies to some conspicuous
part of the premises claimed and make due return showing compliance with this section.
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