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Rule 103, Texas Rules of Civil Procedure: WHO MAY SERVE
Process — including citation and other notices, writs, orders, and other papers issued by the court— may be served anywhere by
(1) any sheriff or constable or other person authorized by law,
(2) any person authorized by law or by written order of the court who is not less than eighteen years of age, or
(3) any person certified under order of the Supreme Court.
Service by registered or certified mail and citation by publication must, if requested, be made by the clerk of the court in which the case is pending. But no person who is a party to or interested in the outcome of a suit may serve any process in that suit, and, unless otherwise authorized by a written court order, only a sheriff or constable may serve a citation in an action of forcible entry and detainer, a writ that requires the actual taking of possession of a person, property or thing, or process requiring that an enforcement action be physically enforced by the person delivering the process.
The order authorizing a person to serve process may be made without written motion and no fee may be imposed for issuance of such order.
The rule is amended to include among the persons authorized to effect service those who meet certification requirements promulgated by the Supreme Court and to prohibit private individuals from serving certain types of process unless, in rare circumstances, a court authorizes an individual to do so.
Rule 106, Texas Rules of Civil Procedure: METHOD OF SERVICE
(a) Unless the citation or an order of the court otherwise directs, the citation shall be served by any person authorized by Rule 103 by:
(1) delivering to the defendant, in person, a true copy of the citation with the date of delivery endorsed thereon with a copy of the petition attached thereto, or
(2) mailing to the defendant by registered or certified mail, return receipt requested, a true copy of the citation with a copy of the petition attached thereto.
(b) Upon motion supported by affidavit stating the location of the defendants usual place of business or usual place of abode or other place where the defendant can probably be found and stating specifically the facts showing that service has been attempted under either
(a)(1) or (a)(2) at the location named in such affidavit but has not been successful, the court may authorize service
(1) by leaving a true copy of the citation, with a copy of the petition attached, with anyone over sixteen years of age at the location specified in such affidavit, or
(2) in any other manner that the affidavit or other evidence before the court shows will be reasonably effective to give the defendant notice of the suit.