15-7-14 Service of process on secretary of state for nonresident hunter--Fee--Mailing to defendant...
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Service of process on secretary of state for nonresident hunter--Fee--Mailing to
defendant--Personal service outside state--Time for appearance by defendant--Record of process
The service of process as authorized by § 15-7-13 shall be made by filing in the Office of the
Secretary of State a copy of the process and payment to the secretary of state a fee of ten dollars and
shall be completed by the plaintiff, or the plaintiff's agent or attorney within ten days after the filing,
forwarding to the defendant, or the defendant's personal representative, by registered or certified mail
at the defendant's last known post office address, or the last known post office address of defendant's
personal representative, notice of such service and a copy of the process. In lieu of such mailing the
process may be served upon the defendant or the defendant's personal representative personally
without the state at any time within thirty days after the filing of the process. The time within which
the defendant or the defendant's personal representative may appear does not commence to run until
the mailing or the personal service without the state. The secretary of state shall keep a record of any
process so served, the record to show the day and hour of the service. The fee of ten dollars paid by
the plaintiff to the secretary of state shall be recovered as taxable costs if the plaintiff prevails.
Source: SL 1961, ch 125; SL 2003, ch 8, § 5.
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