The Service of Process Agent accepts service of process of legal documents (summons and complaints; notices and demands; etc.) on behalf of corporations, limited liability companies, and other entities registered in the corporate records of the NC Department of the Secretary of State.

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 the paperwork to the entity’s last known address. The name and address of the registered agent is maintained within the records of the Corporations 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 is located under the Statutes and Regulations link to the left.

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.

The fee for the use of the Service of Process Agent of the NC Department ofo the Secretary of State is $10.00 each time process is served. (each entity to be served). G.S. 55-1-22(b)

For more information please contact the Service of Process Agent at:

Mailing for Certified or USPS Express

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

Telephone: 919-807-2201
Fax: (919) 807-2215
E-mail: sop@sosnc.com