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The 2019 Florida Statutes

Title XXXVI
BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS
Chapter 607
FLORIDA BUSINESS CORPORATION ACT
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F.S. 607.15101
607.15101 Service of process, notice, or demand on a foreign corporation.
(1) A foreign corporation may be served with process required or authorized by law by serving on its registered agent.
(2) If a foreign corporation ceases to have a registered agent or if its registered agent cannot with reasonable diligence be served, the process required or permitted by law may instead be served on the chair of the board, the president, any vice president, the secretary, or the treasurer of the foreign corporation at the principal office of the foreign corporation in this state.
(3) If the process cannot be served on a foreign corporation pursuant to subsection (1) or subsection (2), the process may be served on the secretary of state as an agent of the foreign corporation.
(4) Service of process on the secretary of state may be made by delivering to and leaving with the department duplicate copies of the process.
(5) Service is effectuated under subsection (3) on the date shown as received by the department.
(6) The department shall keep a record of each process served on the secretary of state pursuant to this section and record the time of and the action taken regarding the service.
(7) Any notice or demand on a foreign corporation under this chapter may be given or made to the chair of the board, the president, any vice president, the secretary, or the treasurer of the foreign corporation; to the registered agent of the foreign corporation at the registered office of the foreign corporation in this state; or to any other address in this state that is in fact the principal office of the foreign corporation in this state.
(8) This section does not affect the right to serve process, give notice, or make a demand in any other manner provided by law.
History.s. 145, ch. 89-154; s. 165, ch. 90-179; s. 209, ch. 2019-90.
Note.Former s. 607.1510.