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What We Do

Every entity registered with the Secretary of State requires a registered agent to accept service of process on its behalf. It is the registered agent’s sole responsibility to forward paperwork to the entity’s last known address. The name and address of the registered agent is maintained within the records of the Business Registration Division at the Secretary of State’s Office.

In specific circumstances, the Secretary of State is appointed as agent for service of process. A listing of the service of process statutes which pertain to this office can be found by clicking the “Statutes” tile above.

The Service of Process Agent also accepts real property bonds required to be filed with the Department.

Please Note: Office personnel may not provide legal advice or counsel to the public.

If you have questions, the Frequently Asked Questions can be found by clicking on the FAQs at the top of this page, entering under Within “Service of Process.”

Contact Service of Process

Service of Process
[email protected]
(919) 814-5399
Mailing for Certified
or USPS Express Mailings
Service of Process Agent
NC Secretary of State
PO Box 29622
Raleigh, NC 27626-0622
Street Address for Overnight Carrier
Service of Process Agent
NC Secretary of State
2 South Salisbury Street
Raleigh, NC 27601-2903
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