State of Alabama
Unified Judicial System
Form SM-7 Rev. 6/07
IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF _________________________________________________________________, ALABAMA
(Name of County)
Home Address Home Address
Plaintiff’s Attorney’s (if applicable) Additional
TO THE ABOVE-NAMED DEFENDANT:
The Statement of Claim (Complaint) which is attached to this summons is important and you must take immediate action
to protect your rights. You or your attorney are required to mail or hand deliver a copy of a written answer either admitting or
denying each allegation in the Statement of Claim (Complaint) to the plaintiff or the plaintiff’s attorney(s) shown above or in the
attached document. Fill out the enclosed answer form and deliver or mail it to the court clerk.
This answer must be mailed or delivered within 14 days after this summons and Statement of Claim (Complaint) were
delivered to you or a judgment by default may be entered against you for the money or other things demanded in the Statement
of Claim (Complaint). You must also file the original of your answer with the clerk of this court.
INSTRUCTIONS TO SHERIFF, CONSTABLE OR PROCESS SERVER
( ) This service by certified mail of this summons is initiated upon the written request of ________________________
pursuant to Rule 4 of the Alabama Rules of Civil Procedure.
Clerk’s Address: ____________
RETURN ON SERVICE:
( ) Certified mail return receipt in this office on (Date) _________________________
(Return Receipt hereto attached)
( ) I certify that I personally deliv
ered a copy of the summons and Statement of Claim (Complaint) to
in ___________________________________, Alabama on (Date) ___________________________
(Name of County)
Printed Name of Server
Server’s Address Server’s Signature
Server’s Telephone Number Title of Server
Server’s E-mail Address
To any sheriff, constable or any person authorized by Rule 4 of the Alabama Rules of Civil Procedure: You are hereby
commanded to serve this summons and a copy of the Statement of Claim (Complaint) in this action upon defendant(s).