Service by Fax Law and Legal Definition

Service by fax refers to the delivery of the scanned copy of documents to the addressee by transmitting them through telecommunication channels. Usually, a fax message offers simultaneous delivery and is followed by mailing the original.

The Federal Rules of Civil Procedure allow service by fax only when the party being served by fax has consented to it in writing. [United States v. Flowers, 464 F.3d 1127, 1131 (10th Cir. 2006).

The following is an example of a case law on service by fax:

The law authorizes service by fax. Fax is a copy of a paper transmitted by electronic means to a printer receiving the transmission at a designated telephone number. When service is made by fax, a second copy must be served by any other method permitted by this rule to ensure that a legible copy is received. [Pee by & Through Milton v. Aaron, 719 So. 2d 372 (Fla. 4th DCA 1998)].