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PDFWAC 434-112-058

Service of process.

(1) The secretary serves as an agent for an entity only after service has been attempted by:
(a) Serving the registered agent;
(b) If the registered agent cannot be served, service should be sent to the principal office address as shown in the entity's most recent annual report;
(c) If process cannot be served by (a) or (b) of this subsection, service may be made by handing a copy to an individual in charge of any regular place of business or activity of the entity, if the individual served is not a plaintiff.
(2) Service is effected on the earliest of:
(a) The date the entity receives the mail delivery by the commercial delivery service;
(b) The date shown on the return receipt, if executed by the entity; or
(c) Five days after its deposit with the United States Postal Service or commercial delivery service, if correctly addressed and with sufficient postage or payment.
(3) Service must be in a written record, but service may be made on a commercial registered agent in other forms and subject to such requirements as the agent has stated in its commercial-registered-agent-listing statement.
(4) Service of process, notice, or demand may be made by other means under law.
[Statutory Authority: 2015 c 176, and chapters 11.110, 18.100, 19.77, 23.86, 23.90, 23B.01, 24.03, 24.06, 25.10, 25.15, 43.07, and 46.64 RCW. WSR 15-22-047, ยง 434-112-058, filed 10/29/15, effective 1/1/16.]
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