Instructions for Proof of Service by Mail
New July 1, 2010
Instructions for Form SC-112A, Proof of Service by Mail
(This page is not part of the Proof of Service and does not need to be copied, served, or filed.)
Form SC-112A can be used to show the court that these documents
were served by mail:
Form SC-105, Request for Court Order and Answer
Form SC-109, Authorization to Appear
Form SC-114, Request to Amend Claim Before Hearing
Form SC-133, Judgment Debtor’s Statement of Assets
Form SC-150, Request to Postpone Trial
Form SC-221, Response to Request to Make Payments
Other documents that are allowed to be served by mail
Form SC-112A cannot be used to prove service of these forms:
Form SC-100, Plaintiff’s Claim and ORDER to Go to Small Claims Court
Form SC-120, Defendant’s Claim and ORDER to Go to Small Claims Court
File these papers with the small claims court clerk:
The original of each document served, with
The signed, original Proof of Service by Mail attached
Ask the server to:
Fill out the remainder of the Form SC-112A.
Mail each party to be served:
An unsigned copy of the completed Form SC-112A and
The document to be served (checked in Item ).
Sign a separate Form SC-112A for each document served, and give it to back you.
Give the server:
The partially completed Form SC-112A
One copy of the document to be served for each party to be served
*Prepare a separate Form SC-112A for each document to be served.
Prepare Form SC-112A by filling in:
The case number
The document to be served, in item
The names and addresses of the parties to be served, in item
The server (the person who will do the mailing):
Must not be a party (plaintiff or defendant) in the case
May be a friend, relative, co-worker, or other helpful person
Must be 18 or older
Must live or work in the county where the mailing takes place
Follow these steps to use Form SC-112A:
For information about serving these forms, see Form SC-104, Proof of Service, and
Form SC-104B, What Is “Proof of Service”?
Or go to “County-Specific Court Information” at www.courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp/smallclaims.
For free help, contact your county’s Small Claims Advisor:
For your protection and privacy, please press the Clear
This Form button after you have printed the form.