CHECK STATUS OF SERVICE ONLINE!
Use our convenient online Status Check to find the current status of service of process made through the Secretary of State.
Brief descriptions of service which can be accepted by the Secretary of State are included below. For actual code citations, see WV Code and Rules.
Remember --- The court will decide whether requirements for acceptable service have been met. It is the responsibility of the plaintiff or plaintiff's attorney to file properly and within time limits. This information is designed to give basic information on filing, not to replace the research and judgment of a plaintiff's attorney.
Defendants That May Be Served by the Secretary of StateSee a list of defendants who may be served by the Secretary of State.
Did you find the type of defendant you want to serve?If not, go to Other Types of Service for information on serving individuals, sole proprietorships, partnerships and others.
Contact the Service of Process Division for further assistance regarding service of process through Secretary of State.
If we may be of any further assistance, please don't hesitate to contact us: 304.558.8000 toll free 866.767.8683 email: Process@wvsos.gov