Subject 590-7-9 SERVICE OF PROCESS
The Secretary of State shall designate by written order certain staff members of 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. Expedited processing shall not be available for service of process filings.|
|(1)|| All requests for service of process on
the Secretary of State shall be accompanied by:
|(2)|| The Secretary
of State shall issue to the person making the filing:
|(1)||Documents must be complete. The Commissioner 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 Commissioner for processing. If the documents are returned to the Commissioner 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 Commissioner.|
|(3)||Abandoned filings. If the filing is not returned to and received by the Commissioner 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 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 Commissioner except as provided by statute.