Subject 590-7-18 LIMITED PARTNERSHIPS-SERVICE OF PROCESS
The Secretary of State, by written order, shall designate certain staff members in the Division of Business Services and Regulation to accept service of process on behalf of the Secretary of State.
|(1)|| A person
may serve the Secretary of State by:
|(2)||Service of process documents filed at the office of the Secretary of State shall be processed in time receipt order.|
All requests for service of process on the Secretary of State concerning domestic or foreign limited partnerships shall be accompanied by:
|(a)||two copies for each party to be served;|
|(b)||the payment of the fees as listed on the fee schedule published by the Secretary of State;|
|(c)|| written certification
that the plaintiff or his attorney:
|(1)||Documents must be complete. The Secretary of State may return any documents that are not complete and appropriate for filing. The returned documents shall be accompanied by an explanation of any deficiencies and an acknowledgement of the receipt by the Secretary of State of the filing fee.|
|(2)||Filing date. The documents may be corrected and returned to the Secretary of State for processing. If the documents are returned to the Secretary of State by the applicant within thirty (30) days of the initial filing, the filing date will be the date the corrected and completed filing is received by the Secretary of State.|
|(3)||Abandoned filings. If the filing is not returned to and received by the Secretary of State within sixty (60) days of initial filing, it will be deemed abandoned and all records pertaining to the filing will be destroyed. A new filing, including the payment of filing fees to the Secretary of State, will be required to complete the filing.|
All fees, whenever possible, shall be paid by check. Each check shall have the name of the case written on it. Fees are non-refundable once the service documents are filed with the Secretary of State except as provided by statute.