The defendant must be served with the Affidavit and Claim. Service can be done by certified mail or by personal service.
Certified mail must be completed by the court - contact the court regarding the cost.
You may request that the papers be returned to you to make arrangements for personal service. Personal service may be made by any legally competent adult who is not a party to the suit. You will need to file a proof of service with the court.
You may request that service be done by a 43rd District Court officer/process server. The process server will contact you regarding the cost of service.