Code Section

Code of Civil Procedure - CCP

PART 2. OF CIVIL ACTIONS [307 - 1062.20]

  ( Part 2 enacted 1872. )
  

TITLE 8. OF THE TRIAL AND JUDGMENT IN CIVIL ACTIONS [577 - 674]

  ( Title 8 enacted 1872. )
  

CHAPTER 1.5. Dismissal for Delay in Prosecution [583.110 - 583.430]

  ( Chapter 1.5 added by Stats. 1984, Ch. 1705, Sec. 5. )
  

ARTICLE 2. Mandatory Time for Service of Summons [583.210 - 583.250]
  ( Article 2 added by Stats. 1984, Ch. 1705, Sec. 5. )

  
583.210.  

(a) The summons and complaint shall be served upon a defendant within three years after the action is commenced against the defendant. For the purpose of this subdivision, an action is commenced at the time the complaint is filed.

(b) Proof of service of the summons shall be filed within 60 days after the time the summons and complaint must be served upon a defendant.

(Amended by Stats. 2005, Ch. 300, Sec. 4. Effective January 1, 2006.)