2010 Wisconsin Code
Chapter 180. Business corporations.
180.0504 Service on corporation.

180.0504

180.0504 Service on corporation.

180.0504(1)

(1) A corporation's registered agent is the corporation's agent for service of process, notice or demand required or permitted by law to be served on the corporation.

180.0504(2)

(2) Except as provided in sub. (3), if a corporation has no registered agent or the agent cannot with reasonable diligence be served, the corporation may be served by registered or certified mail, return receipt requested, addressed to the corporation at its principal office. Service is perfected under this subsection at the earliest of the following:

180.0504(2)(a)

(a) The date on which the corporation receives the mail.

180.0504(2)(b)

(b) The date shown on the return receipt, if signed on behalf of the corporation.

180.0504(2)(c)

(c) Five days after its deposit in the U.S. mail, if mailed postpaid and correctly addressed.

180.0504(3)

(3)

180.0504(3)(a)

(a) Except as provided in par. (b), if the address of the corporation's principal office cannot be determined from the records held by the department, the corporation may be served by publishing a class 3 notice, under ch. 985, in the community where the corporation's principal office or registered office, as most recently designated in the records of the department, is located.

180.0504(3)(b)

(b) If a process, notice or demand is served by the department on a corporation under s. 180.1421 and the address of the corporation's principal office cannot be determined from the records of the department, the corporation may be served by publishing a class 2 notice, under ch. 985, in the official state newspaper.

180.0504(4)

(4) This section does not limit or affect the right to serve any process, notice or demand required or permitted by law to be served on a corporation in any other manner permitted by law.

180.0504 - ANNOT.

History: 1989 a. 303; 1995 a. 27.

180.0504 - ANNOT.

Cross-reference: See also s. 801.11 (5).

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