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Service of Process Through the Secretary of State


Service of Process is a crucial legal procedure used to give official notice to a party (defendant, respondent, or other parties) of a court or administrative body's action against them. This process ensures that the defendant is aware of the legal proceedings and has the opportunity to respond. In certain circumstances, Service of Process can be carried out through the Secretary of State when other methods have failed or the defendant cannot be located within the state. This guide provides a detailed overview of the procedures for each state, ensuring you understand the requirements and processes involved.


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General Procedures for Service of Process Through the Secretary of State


  1. Initial Attempt and Diligent Search: Before attempting service via the Secretary of State, a diligent search must be conducted to locate the defendant or the corporation’s registered agent. An initial attempt to serve the documents at the business address is required.

  2. Affidavit of Due Diligence/Non-Service: If the initial attempt is unsuccessful, an Affidavit of Due Diligence or an Affidavit of Non-Service must be prepared, detailing the efforts made to locate and serve the defendant or registered agent.

  3. Prepare Documents: Prepare the Summons, Complaint, the Affidavit of Due Diligence/Non-Service, and any other relevant legal documents.

  4. Submit to Secretary of State: Submit the documents along with the appropriate fee to the Secretary of State’s office in the respective state.

  5. Notification: The Secretary of State will attempt to notify the defendant or the corporation by sending the documents to the last known address.

  6. Affidavit of Service: Obtain an affidavit from the Secretary of State confirming the service attempt, which can then be filed with the court.


Alaska


Legal Basis: Alaska Rules of Civil Procedure, Rule 4.


Procedures:


  • Initial Attempt: Conduct a diligent search and attempt to serve at the business address.

  • Affidavit: Prepare an Affidavit of Due Diligence or Non-Service if unsuccessful.

  • Submission: Submit documents and fees to the Alaska Secretary of State.

  • Notification: Secretary of State sends documents to the last known address.

  • Affidavit of Service: Obtain confirmation from the Secretary of State.


Fee: $50


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Arizona


Legal Basis: Arizona Revised Statutes, Title 10.


Procedures:


  • Initial Attempt: Conduct a diligent search and attempt to serve at the business address.

  • Affidavit: Prepare an Affidavit of Due Diligence or Non-Service if unsuccessful.

  • Submission: Submit documents and fees to the Arizona Secretary of State.

  • Notification: Secretary of State sends documents to the last known address.

  • Affidavit of Service: Obtain confirmation from the Secretary of State.


Fee: $25


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Arkansas


Legal Basis: Arkansas Rules of Civil Procedure, Rule 4.


Procedures:


  • Initial Attempt: Conduct a diligent search and attempt to serve at the business address.

  • Affidavit: Prepare an Affidavit of Due Diligence or Non-Service if unsuccessful.

  • Submission: Submit documents and fees to the Arkansas Secretary of State.

  • Notification: Secretary of State sends documents to the last known address.

  • Affidavit of Service: Obtain confirmation from the Secretary of State.


Fee: $50


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California



Legal Basis: California Code of Civil Procedure, Section 416.10 et seq.


Procedures:


  • Initial Attempt: Conduct a diligent search and attempt to serve at the business address.

  • Affidavit: Prepare an Affidavit of Due Diligence or Non-Service if unsuccessful.

  • Submission: Submit documents and fees to the California Secretary of State.

  • Notification: Secretary of State sends documents to the last known address.

  • Affidavit of Service: Obtain confirmation from the Secretary of State.

Fee: $55

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Colorado


Legal Basis: Colorado Revised Statutes, Section 7-90-704.


Procedures:


  • Initial Attempt: Conduct a diligent search and attempt to serve at the business address.

  • Affidavit: Prepare an Affidavit of Due Diligence or Non-Service if unsuccessful.

  • Submission: Submit documents and fees to the Colorado Secretary of State.

  • Notification: Secretary of State sends documents to the last known address.

  • Affidavit of Service: Obtain confirmation from the Secretary of State.


Fee: $50


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Connecticut


Legal Basis: Connecticut General Statutes, Section 33-929.


Procedures:


  • Initial Attempt: Conduct a diligent search and attempt to serve at the business address.

  • Affidavit: Prepare an Affidavit of Due Diligence or Non-Service if unsuccessful.

  • Submission: Submit documents and fees to the Connecticut Secretary of State.

  • Notification: Secretary of State sends documents to the last known address.

  • Affidavit of Service: Obtain confirmation from the Secretary of State.


Fee: $50


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Delaware


Legal Basis: Delaware Code, Title 8, Section 321.


Procedures:

  • Initial Attempt: Conduct a diligent search and attempt to serve at the business address.

  • Affidavit: Prepare an Affidavit of Due Diligence or Non-Service if unsuccessful.

  • Submission: Submit documents and fees to the Delaware Secretary of State.

  • Notification: Secretary of State sends documents to the last known address.

  • Affidavit of Service: Obtain confirmation from the Secretary of State.


Fee: $75


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Florida


Legal Basis: Florida Statutes, Chapter 48.


Procedures:


  • Initial Attempt: Conduct a diligent search and attempt to serve at the business address.

  • Affidavit: Prepare an Affidavit of Due Diligence or Non-Service if initial attempt fails.

  • Submission: Submit documents and fees to the Florida Secretary of State.

  • Notification: Secretary of State sends documents to the last known address.

  • Affidavit of Service: Obtain confirmation from the Secretary of State.


Fee: $8.75


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Georgia


Legal Basis: Georgia Code, Title 14, Chapter 2.


Procedures:


  • Initial Attempt: Conduct a diligent search and attempt to serve at the business address.

  • Affidavit: Prepare an Affidavit of Due Diligence or Non-Service if unsuccessful.

  • Submission: Submit documents and fees to the Georgia Secretary of State.

  • Notification: Secretary of State sends documents to the last known address.

  • Affidavit of Service: Obtain confirmation from the Secretary of State.


Fee: $10


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Hawaii


Legal Basis: Hawaii Revised Statutes, Section 414-64.


Procedures:


  • Initial Attempt: Conduct a diligent search and attempt to serve at the business address.

  • Affidavit: Prepare an Affidavit of Due Diligence or Non-Service if unsuccessful.

  • Submission: Submit documents and fees to the Hawaii Secretary of State.

  • Notification: Secretary of State sends documents to the last known address.

  • Affidavit of Service: Obtain confirmation from the Secretary of State.


Fee: $50


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Idaho


Legal Basis: Idaho Code, Section 30-21-414.


Procedures:


  • Initial Attempt: Conduct a diligent search and attempt to serve at the business address.

  • Affidavit: Prepare an Affidavit of Due Diligence or Non-Service if unsuccessful.

  • Submission: Submit documents and fees to the Idaho Secretary of State.

  • Notification: Secretary of State sends documents to the last known address.

  • Affidavit of Service: Obtain confirmation from the Secretary of State.


Fee: $20


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Illinois


Legal Basis: Illinois Compiled Statutes, 805 ILCS 5/5.25.


Procedures:


  • Initial Attempt: Conduct a diligent search and attempt to serve at the business address.

  • Affidavit: Prepare an Affidavit of Due Diligence or Non-Service if unsuccessful.

  • Submission: Submit documents and fees to the Illinois Secretary of State.

  • Notification: Secretary of State sends documents to the last known address.

  • Affidavit of Service: Obtain confirmation from the Secretary of State.


Fee: $10


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Indiana


Legal Basis: Indiana Code, Title 23.


Procedures:


  • Initial Attempt: Conduct a diligent search and attempt to serve at the business address.

  • Affidavit: Prepare an Affidavit of Due Diligence or Non-Service if unsuccessful.

  • Submission: Submit documents and fees to the Indiana Secretary of State.

  • Notification: Secretary of State sends documents to the last known address.

  • Affidavit of Service: Obtain confirmation from the Secretary of State.


Fee: $10


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Iowa


Legal Basis: Iowa Code, Section 490.504.


Procedures:


  • Initial Attempt: Conduct a diligent search and attempt to serve at the business address.

  • Affidavit: Prepare an Affidavit of Due Diligence or Non-Service if unsuccessful.

  • Submission: Submit documents and fees to the Iowa Secretary of State.

  • Notification: Secretary of State sends documents to the last known address.

  • Affidavit of Service: Obtain confirmation from the Secretary of State.


Fee: $60


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Kansas


Legal Basis: Kansas Statutes, Section 60-304.


Procedures:


  • Initial Attempt: Conduct a diligent search and attempt to serve at the business address.

  • Affidavit: Prepare an Affidavit of Due Diligence or Non-Service if unsuccessful.

  • Submission: Submit documents and fees to the Kansas Secretary of State.

  • Notification: Secretary of State sends documents to the last known address.

  • Affidavit of Service: Obtain confirmation from the Secretary of State.


Fee: $40


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Kentucky


Legal Basis: Kentucky Revised Statutes, Section 14A.4-040.


Procedures:


  • Initial Attempt: Conduct a diligent search and attempt to serve at the business address.

  • Affidavit: Prepare an Affidavit of Due Diligence or Non-Service if unsuccessful.

  • Submission: Submit documents and fees to the Kentucky Secretary of State.

  • Notification: Secretary of State sends documents to the last known address.

  • Affidavit of Service: Obtain confirmation from the Secretary of State.


Fee: $10


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Louisiana


Legal Basis: Louisiana Revised Statutes, Title 12.


Procedures:


  • Initial Attempt: Conduct a diligent search and attempt to serve at the business address.

  • Affidavit: Prepare an Affidavit of Due Diligence or Non-Service if unsuccessful.

  • Submission: Submit documents and fees to the Louisiana Secretary of State.

  • Notification: Secretary of State sends documents to the last known address.

  • Affidavit of Service: Obtain confirmation from the Secretary of State.


Fee: $50


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Maine


Legal Basis: Maine Revised Statutes, Title 13-C, Section 1504.


Procedures:


  • Initial Attempt: Conduct a diligent search and attempt to serve at the business address.

  • Affidavit: Prepare an Affidavit of Due Diligence or Non-Service if unsuccessful.

  • Submission: Submit documents and fees to the Maine Secretary of State.

  • Notification: Secretary of State sends documents to the last known address.

  • Affidavit of Service: Obtain confirmation from the Secretary of State.


Fee: $35


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Maryland


Legal Basis: Maryland Corporations and Associations Code, Section 2-204.


Procedures:


  • Initial Attempt: Conduct a diligent search and attempt to serve at the business address.

  • Affidavit: Prepare an Affidavit of Due Diligence or Non-Service if unsuccessful.

  • Submission: Submit documents and fees to the Maryland Secretary of State.

  • Notification: Secretary of State sends documents to the last known address.

  • Affidavit of Service: Obtain confirmation from the Secretary of State.


Fee: $50


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Massachusetts


Legal Basis: Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 156D, Section 5.04.


Procedures:


  • Initial Attempt: Conduct a diligent search and attempt to serve at the business address.

  • Affidavit: Prepare an Affidavit of Due Diligence or Non-Service if unsuccessful.

  • Submission: Submit documents and fees to the Massachusetts Secretary of State.

  • Notification: Secretary of State sends documents to the last known address.

  • Affidavit of Service: Obtain confirmation from the Secretary of State.


Fee: $40


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Michigan


Legal Basis: Michigan Compiled Laws, Section 450.1231.


Procedures:


  • Initial Attempt: Conduct a diligent search and attempt to serve at the business address.

  • Affidavit: Prepare an Affidavit of Due Diligence or Non-Service if unsuccessful.

  • Submission: Submit documents and fees to the Michigan Secretary of State.

  • Notification: Secretary of State sends documents to the last known address.

  • Affidavit of Service: Obtain confirmation from the Secretary of State.


Fee: $50


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Minnesota


Legal Basis: Minnesota Statutes, Section 5.25.


Procedures:


  • Initial Attempt: Conduct a diligent search and attempt to serve at the business address.

  • Affidavit: Prepare an Affidavit of Due Diligence or Non-Service if unsuccessful.

  • Submission: Submit documents and fees to the Minnesota Secretary of State.

  • Notification: Secretary of State sends documents to the last known address.

  • Affidavit of Service: Obtain confirmation from the Secretary of State.


Fee: $35


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Mississippi


Legal Basis: Mississippi Code, Section 79-35-13.


Procedures:


  • Initial Attempt: Conduct a diligent search and attempt to serve at the business address.

  • Affidavit: Prepare an Affidavit of Due Diligence or Non-Service if unsuccessful.

  • Submission: Submit documents and fees to the Mississippi Secretary of State.

  • Notification: Secretary of State sends documents to the last known address.

  • Affidavit of Service: Obtain confirmation from the Secretary of State.


Fee: $25


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Missouri


Legal Basis: Missouri Revised Statutes, Section 351.594.


Procedures:


  • Initial Attempt: Conduct a diligent search and attempt to serve at the business address.

  • Affidavit: Prepare an Affidavit of Due Diligence or Non-Service if unsuccessful.

  • Submission: Submit documents and fees to the Missouri Secretary of State.

  • Notification: Secretary of State sends documents to the last known address.

  • Affidavit of Service: Obtain confirmation from the Secretary of State.


Fee: $10


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Montana


Legal Basis: Montana Code Annotated, Section 35-1-316.


Procedures:


  • Initial Attempt: Conduct a diligent search and attempt to serve at the business address.

  • Affidavit: Prepare an Affidavit of Due Diligence or Non-Service if unsuccessful.

  • Submission: Submit documents and fees to the Montana Secretary of State.

  • Notification: Secretary of State sends documents to the last known address.

  • Affidavit of Service: Obtain confirmation from the Secretary of State.


Fee: $10


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Nebraska


Legal Basis: Nebraska Revised Statutes, Section 21-193.


Procedures:


  • Initial Attempt: Conduct a diligent search and attempt to serve at the business address.

  • Affidavit: Prepare an Affidavit of Due Diligence or Non-Service if unsuccessful.

  • Submission: Submit documents and fees to the Nebraska Secretary of State.

  • Notification: Secretary of State sends documents to the last known address.

  • Affidavit of Service: Obtain confirmation from the Secretary of State.


Fee: $25


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Nevada


Legal Basis: Nevada Revised Statutes, Section 14.030.


Procedures:


  • Initial Attempt: Conduct a diligent search and attempt to serve at the business address.

  • Affidavit: Prepare an Affidavit of Due Diligence or Non-Service if unsuccessful.

  • Submission: Submit documents and fees to the Nevada Secretary of State.

  • Notification: Secretary of State sends documents to the last known address.

  • Affidavit of Service: Obtain confirmation from the Secretary of State.


Fee: $25


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New Hampshire


Legal Basis: New Hampshire Revised Statutes, Section 293-A:15.10.


Procedures:


  • Initial Attempt: Conduct a diligent search and attempt to serve at the business address.

  • Affidavit: Prepare an Affidavit of Due Diligence or Non-Service if unsuccessful.

  • Submission: Submit documents and fees to the New Hampshire Secretary of State.

  • Notification: Secretary of State sends documents to the last known address.

  • Affidavit of Service: Obtain confirmation from the Secretary of State.


Fee: $55


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New Jersey


Legal Basis: New Jersey Rules of Court, Rule 4:4-4.


Procedures:


  • Initial Attempt: Conduct a diligent search and attempt to serve at the business address.

  • Affidavit: Prepare an Affidavit of Due Diligence or Non-Service if unsuccessful.

  • Submission: Submit documents and fees to the New Jersey Secretary of State.

  • Notification: Secretary of State sends documents to the last known address.

  • Affidavit of Service: Obtain confirmation from the Secretary of State.


Fee: $40


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New Mexico


Legal Basis: New Mexico Statutes, Section 53-5-2.


Procedures:


  • Initial Attempt: Conduct a diligent search and attempt to serve at the business address.

  • Affidavit: Prepare an Affidavit of Due Diligence or Non-Service if unsuccessful.

  • Submission: Submit documents and fees to the New Mexico Secretary of State.

  • Notification: Secretary of State sends documents to the last known address.

  • Affidavit of Service: Obtain confirmation from the Secretary of State.


Fee: $25


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New York


Legal Basis: New York Business Corporation Law, Section 306.


Procedures:


  • Initial Attempt: Conduct a diligent search and attempt to serve at the business address.

  • Affidavit: Prepare an Affidavit of Due Diligence or Non-Service if unsuccessful.

  • Submission: Submit documents and fees to the New York Secretary of State.

  • Notification: Secretary of State sends documents to the last known address.

  • Affidavit of Service: Obtain confirmation from the Secretary of State.


Fee: $40


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North Carolina


Legal Basis: North Carolina General Statutes, Section 55D-33.


Procedures:


  • Initial Attempt: Conduct a diligent search and attempt to serve at the business address.

  • Affidavit: Prepare an Affidavit of Due Diligence or Non-Service if unsuccessful.

  • Submission: Submit documents and fees to the North Carolina Secretary of State.

  • Notification: Secretary of State sends documents to the last known address.

  • Affidavit of Service: Obtain confirmation from the Secretary of State.


Fee: $10


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North Dakota


Legal Basis: North Dakota Century Code, Section 10-01.1-13.


Procedures:


  • Initial Attempt: Conduct a diligent search and attempt to serve at the business address.

  • Affidavit: Prepare an Affidavit of Due Diligence or Non-Service if unsuccessful.

  • Submission: Submit documents and fees to the North Dakota Secretary of State.

  • Notification: Secretary of State sends documents to the last known address.

  • Affidavit of Service: Obtain confirmation from the Secretary of State.


Fee: $40


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Ohio


Legal Basis: Ohio Revised Code, Section 1701.07.


Procedures:


  • Initial Attempt: Conduct a diligent search and attempt to serve at the business address.

  • Affidavit: Prepare an Affidavit of Due Diligence or Non-Service if unsuccessful.

  • Submission: Submit documents and fees to the Ohio Secretary of State.

  • Notification: Secretary of State sends documents to the last known address.

  • Affidavit of Service: Obtain confirmation from the Secretary of State.


Fee: $5


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Oklahoma


Legal Basis: Oklahoma Statutes, Title 18, Section 1022.


Procedures:


  • Initial Attempt: Conduct a diligent search and attempt to serve at the business address.

  • Affidavit: Prepare an Affidavit of Due Diligence or Non-Service if unsuccessful.

  • Submission: Submit documents and fees to the Oklahoma Secretary of State.

  • Notification: Secretary of State sends documents to the last known address.

  • Affidavit of Service: Obtain confirmation from the Secretary of State.


Fee: $75


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Oregon


Legal Basis: Oregon Revised Statutes, Section 60.731.


Procedures:


  • Initial Attempt: Conduct a diligent search and attempt to serve at the business address.

  • Affidavit: Prepare an Affidavit of Due Diligence or Non-Service if unsuccessful.

  • Submission: Submit documents and fees to the Oregon Secretary of State.

  • Notification: Secretary of State sends documents to the last known address.

  • Affidavit of Service: Obtain confirmation from the Secretary of State.


Fee: $100


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Pennsylvania


Legal Basis: Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, Title 15, Section 411.

Procedures:


  • Initial Attempt: Conduct a diligent search and attempt to serve at the business address.

  • Affidavit: Prepare an Affidavit of Due Diligence or Non-Service if unsuccessful.

  • Submission: Submit documents and fees to the Pennsylvania Secretary of State.

  • Notification: Secretary of State sends documents to the last known address.

  • Affidavit of Service: Obtain confirmation from the Secretary of State.


Fee: $70


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Rhode Island



Legal Basis: Rhode Island General Laws, Section 7-1.2-501.


Procedures:


  • Initial Attempt: Conduct a diligent search and attempt to serve at the business address.

  • Affidavit: Prepare an Affidavit of Due Diligence or Non-Service if unsuccessful.

  • Submission: Submit documents and fees to the Rhode Island Secretary of State.

  • Notification: Secretary of State sends documents to the last known address.

  • Affidavit of Service: Obtain confirmation from the Secretary of State.


Fee: $50


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South Carolina


Legal Basis: South Carolina Code of Laws, Section 33-5-104.


Procedures:


  • Initial Attempt: Conduct a diligent search and attempt to serve at the business address.

  • Affidavit: Prepare an Affidavit of Due Diligence or Non-Service if unsuccessful.

  • Submission: Submit documents and fees to the South Carolina Secretary of State.

  • Notification: Secretary of State sends documents to the last known address.

  • Affidavit of Service: Obtain confirmation from the Secretary of State.


Fee: $10


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South Dakota


Legal Basis: South Dakota Codified Laws, Section 59-11-5.


Procedures:


  • Initial Attempt: Conduct a diligent search and attempt to serve at the business address.

  • Affidavit: Prepare an Affidavit of Due Diligence or Non-Service if unsuccessful.

  • Submission: Submit documents and fees to the South Dakota Secretary of State.

  • Notification: Secretary of State sends documents to the last known address.

  • Affidavit of Service: Obtain confirmation from the Secretary of State.


Fee: $10


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Tennessee


Legal Basis: Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 48-15-104.


Procedures:


  • Initial Attempt: Conduct a diligent search and attempt to serve at the business address.

  • Affidavit: Prepare an Affidavit of Due Diligence or Non-Service if unsuccessful.

  • Submission: Submit documents and fees to the Tennessee Secretary of State.

  • Notification: Secretary of State sends documents to the last known address.

  • Affidavit of Service: Obtain confirmation from the Secretary of State.


Fee: $20


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Texas


Legal Basis: Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code, Section 17.044.


Procedures:


  • Initial Attempt: Conduct a diligent search and attempt to serve at the business address.

  • Affidavit: Prepare an Affidavit of Due Diligence or Non-Service if unsuccessful.

  • Submission: Submit documents and fees to the Texas Secretary of State.

  • Notification: Secretary of State sends documents to the last known address.

  • Affidavit of Service: Obtain confirmation from the Secretary of State.


Fee: $55


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Utah


Legal Basis: Utah Code, Section 16-10a-504.


Procedures:


  • Initial Attempt: Conduct a diligent search and attempt to serve at the business address.

  • Affidavit: Prepare an Affidavit of Due Diligence or Non-Service if unsuccessful.

  • Submission: Submit documents and fees to the Utah Secretary of State.

  • Notification: Secretary of State sends documents to the last known address.

  • Affidavit of Service: Obtain confirmation from the Secretary of State.


Fee: $10


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Vermont


Legal Basis: Vermont Statutes, Title 11A, Section 15.10.


Procedures:


  • Initial Attempt: Conduct a diligent search and attempt to serve at the business address.

  • Affidavit: Prepare an Affidavit of Due Diligence or Non-Service if unsuccessful.

  • Submission: Submit documents and fees to the Vermont Secretary of State.

  • Notification: Secretary of State sends documents to the last known address.

  • Affidavit of Service: Obtain confirmation from the Secretary of State.


Fee: $25


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Virginia


Legal Basis: Virginia Code, Section 13.1-637.


Procedures:


  • Initial Attempt: Conduct a diligent search and attempt to serve at the business address.

  • Affidavit: Prepare an Affidavit of Due Diligence or Non-Service if unsuccessful.

  • Submission: Submit documents and fees to the Virginia Secretary of State.

  • Notification: Secretary of State sends documents to the last known address.

  • Affidavit of Service: Obtain confirmation from the Secretary of State.


Fee: $30


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Washington


Legal Basis: Revised Code of Washington, Section 23B.05.040.


Procedures:


  • Initial Attempt: Conduct a diligent search and attempt to serve at the business address.

  • Affidavit: Prepare an Affidavit of Due Diligence or Non-Service if unsuccessful.

  • Submission: Submit documents and fees to the Washington Secretary of State.

  • Notification: Secretary of State sends documents to the last known address.

  • Affidavit of Service: Obtain confirmation from the Secretary of State.


Fee: $50


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West Virginia


Legal Basis: West Virginia Code, Section 31D-15-1510.


Procedures:


  • Initial Attempt: Conduct a diligent search and attempt to serve at the business address.

  • Affidavit: Prepare an Affidavit of Due Diligence or Non-Service if unsuccessful.

  • Submission: Submit documents and fees to the West Virginia Secretary of State.

  • Notification: Secretary of State sends documents to the last known address.

  • Affidavit of Service: Obtain confirmation from the Secretary of State.


Fee: $25


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Wisconsin


Legal Basis: Wisconsin Statutes, Section 180.1510.


Procedures:


  • Initial Attempt: Conduct a diligent search and attempt to serve at the business address.

  • Affidavit: Prepare an Affidavit of Due Diligence or Non-Service if unsuccessful.

  • Submission: Submit documents and fees to the Wisconsin Secretary of State.

  • Notification: Secretary of State sends documents to the last known address.

  • Affidavit of Service: Obtain confirmation from the Secretary of State.


Fee: $40


Consider Served 123 LLC: Our team ensures compliance with Wisconsin’s regulations, managing the entire process efficiently.


Wyoming


Legal Basis: Wyoming Statutes, Section 17-16-504.


Procedures:


  • Initial Attempt: Conduct a diligent search and attempt to serve at the business address.

  • Affidavit: Prepare an Affidavit of Due Diligence or Non-Service if unsuccessful.

  • Submission: Submit documents and fees to the Wyoming Secretary of State.

  • Notification: Secretary of State sends documents to the last known address.

  • Affidavit of Service: Obtain confirmation from the Secretary of State.


Fee: $50


Consider Served 123 LLC: Our expertise in Wyoming’s Service of Process regulations ensures smooth handling of your case.



Navigating the intricacies of Service of Process through the Secretary of State can be complex and time-consuming. At Served 123 LLC, we have the knowledge and experience to handle these processes efficiently and accurately across all 50 states. Trust us to manage your Service of Process needs, ensuring compliance with state-specific regulations and delivering reliable results. Contact us today to learn more about how we can assist you.


Disclaimer

Please Note: State fees for Service of Process through the Secretary of State are subject to change. It is always best to verify the current fees directly with the Secretary of State’s office in the respective state to ensure you have the most accurate and up-to-date information.





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