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2011 Florida Statutes

SECTION 5101
Service of process notice or demand on a foreign limited liability company.
F.S. 608.5101
608.5101 Service of process; notice or demand on a foreign limited liability company.
(1) The registered agent of a foreign limited liability company authorized to transact business in this state is the limited liability company‚Äôs agent for service of process, notice, or demand required or permitted by law to be served on the foreign limited liability company.
(2) A foreign limited liability company may be served by registered or certified mail, return receipt requested, addressed to the secretary of the foreign limited liability company at its principal office shown in its application for a certificate of authority or in its most recent annual report if the foreign limited liability company:
(a) Has no registered agent or its registered agent cannot with reasonable diligence be served;
(b) Has withdrawn from transacting business in this state under s. 608.511; or
(c) Has had its certificate of authority revoked under s. 608.513.
(3) Service is perfected under subsection (2) at the earliest of:
(a) The date the foreign limited liability company receives the mail.
(b) The date shown on the return receipt, if signed on behalf of the foreign limited liability company.
(c) Five days after its deposit in the United States mail, as evidenced by the postmark, if mailed postpaid and correctly addressed.
(4) This section does not prescribe the only means, or necessarily the required means, of serving a foreign limited liability company. Process against any foreign limited liability company may also be served in accordance with chapter 48 or chapter 49.
History.s. 68, ch. 93-284.