The summons shall be in the form prescribed
by Supreme Court Rule 101(d), except that it shall require respondent to
answer or appear within 7 days.
Attachments to the summons or notice shall include the petition for order
of protection and supporting affidavits, if any, and any emergency order of
protection that has been issued. The enforcement of an order of protection
under Section 223 shall not be affected by the lack of service, delivery,
or notice, provided the requirements of subsection (d) of that Section are
(c) Expedited service. The summons shall be served by the sheriff or
other law enforcement officer at the earliest time and shall take
precedence over other summonses except those of a similar emergency nature.
Special process servers may be appointed at any time, and their
designation shall not affect the responsibilities and authority of the
sheriff or other official process servers. In counties with a population over 3,000,000, a special process server may not be appointed if the order of protection grants the surrender of a child, the surrender of a firearm or firearm owners identification card, or the exclusive possession of a shared residence.
(d) Remedies requiring actual notice. The counseling, payment of
support, payment of shelter services,
and payment of losses remedies provided by paragraphs 4,
12, 13, and 16 of subsection (b) of Section 214 may be granted only if
been personally served with process, has answered or has made a general
(e) Remedies upon constructive notice. Service of process on a member
of respondent's household or by publication shall be adequate for the
remedies provided by paragraphs 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10,
11, 14, 15, and 17 of subsection
(b) of Section 214, but only if: (i) petitioner has made all reasonable
efforts to accomplish actual service of process personally upon respondent,
but respondent cannot be found to effect such service and (ii) petitioner
files an affidavit or presents sworn testimony
as to those efforts.
(f) Default. A plenary order of protection may be entered by default as follows:
(1) For any of the remedies sought in the petition,