Service of Process Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


The West Virginia Secretary of State is appointed by law to serve legal process by certified mail on certain defendants. These defendants include a variety of business types, insurance companies, out-of-state individuals who can be served under the long-arm statute, state government agencies, and some special categories. Employers of individuals whose wages are being garnished through suggestee execution are also served. See Service by Secretary of State for more information on which defendants can be served.


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