Form No. 1. Summons

 

 

CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE COUNTY OF __________ STATE OR MISSOURI

 

SUMMONS

 

The State of Missouri to Defendant ______________________________________________________

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You are hereby summoned to appear before the above-named court and to file your pleading to the petition, copy of which is attached hereto, and to serve a copy of your pleading upon _____________

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, attorney___ for the plaintiff___, whose address is ________________________________________, all within 30 days after service of this summons upon you, exclusive of the day of service. If you fail to do so, judgment by default will be taken against you for the relief demanded in the petition.

 

Defendant____

 

 

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Circuit Clerk

(Seal of Circuit Court)

 

 

By ____________________________

 

Deputy Clerk

Dated _______, 20___.

 

 

Directions to Clerk

 

The clerk should insert in the summons the names of only the defendant or defendants who are to be personally served by the officer to whom the summons is delivered. The summons should be signed by the clerk or deputy clerk under seal of the court and a copy of the summons and a copy of the petition for each of such defendants should be delivered along with the original summons to the officer or other person who is to make service. The copy of the summons may be a carbon or other copy and should be signed and sealed in the same manner as the original but it is unnecessary to certify that the same is a true copy. The copy of the petition may be a carbon or other copy and should be securely attached to the copy of the summons but need not be certified a true copy. If plaintiff has no attorney, the address of plaintiff should be stated in the summons, and the words “attorney___ for” eliminated. (See Rules 54 and 55.25)

 

<(Reverse side of Summons)>

 

Return on Service of Summons

 

I hereby certify that I have served the within summons:

 

(1) By delivering on the __________ day of __________, 20___, a copy of the summons and a copy of the petition to each of the within-named defendants ______________________________________

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(2) By leaving on the __________ day of __________, 20___, for each of the within-named defendants __________________________________________________________________________

_________ a copy of the summons and a copy of the petition at the respective dwelling place or usual place of abode of said defendants with some person of his or her family over the age of 15 years:

 

(3) ________________________________________________________________________________

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All done in __________ County, Missouri

 

Sheriff's fees: __________

 

Summons

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Sheriff of ________ County, Missouri

Non est

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By ________________

Mileage

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Total

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Directions to Sheriff

 

A copy of the summons and a copy of the petition must be served on each defendant. For methods of service in all civil actions see Rule 54.