Electronic Notice Board for Enforcement Procedure Goes Live in Serbia



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Electronic Notice Board for Enforcement Procedure Goes Live in Serbia

In cooperation with the Ministry of Justice, our USAID Rule of Law Project developed a software application for the electronic notice board for the enforcement procedure. Since January 1 this year, the electronic notice board – eBoard - allows citizens and legal entities to quickly and easily, using a computer or a mobile phone, find writs they are being served with in the enforcement procedure, which the authorities previously unsuccessfully tried to serve them in person. The electronic notice board replaces the existing physical notice boards in the courts, which increases the accountability, transparency, and efficiency of the enforcement procedure.

The web application and the portal for the citizens is a modern solution, envisaged under the most recent set of amendments for the Law on Enforcement and Security which are being implemented as of January 1, 2020, for the issues affecting personal service of process. The web application makes the job easier for both the courts and the public enforcement officers. Document submission is carried out through a simple user interface, while the courts have the possibility to check all documents before posting them to the board, or return them to the public enforcement officers for amending and/or completing the file if needed. Also, the courts now have an easier job of keeping record of when a document was posted and then taken down from the board. The courts were previously unable to maintain accurate records on document served, and the eBoard application is set to make this task easier, and allow insight into complete data on documents served via the electronic notice board in the enforcement procedure.