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The 2022 Florida Statutes

Title XXXVI
BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS
Chapter 605
FLORIDA REVISED LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY ACT
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F.S. 605.0117
1605.0117 Service of process, notice, or demand.
(1) A limited liability company or registered foreign limited liability company may be served with process required or authorized by law by serving on its registered agent.
(2) If a limited liability company or registered foreign limited liability company ceases to have a registered agent or if its registered agent cannot with reasonable diligence be served, the process required or permitted by law may instead be served:
(a) On a member of a member-managed limited liability company or registered foreign limited liability company; or
(b) On a manager of a manager-managed limited liability company or registered foreign limited liability company.
(3) If the process cannot be served on a limited liability company or registered foreign limited liability company pursuant to subsection (1) or subsection (2), the process may be served on the secretary of state as an agent of the company.
(4) Service of process on the secretary of state may be made by delivering to and leaving with the department duplicate copies of the process.
(5) Service is effectuated under subsection (3) on the date shown as received by the department.
(6) The department shall keep a record of each process served pursuant to this section and record the time of and the action taken regarding the service.
(7) Any notice or demand on a limited liability company or registered foreign limited liability company under this chapter may be given or made to any member of a member-managed limited liability company or registered foreign limited liability company or to any manager of a manager-managed limited liability company or registered foreign limited liability company; to the registered agent of the limited liability company or registered foreign limited liability company at the registered office of the limited liability company or registered foreign limited liability company in this state; or to any other address in this state that is in fact the principal office of the limited liability company or registered foreign limited liability company in this state.
(8) This section does not affect the right to serve process, notice, or a demand in any other manner provided by law.
History.s. 2, ch. 2013-180; s. 242, ch. 2019-90; s. 19, ch. 2022-190.
1Note.Section 19, ch. 2022-190, amended s. 605.0117, effective January 2, 2023, to read:

605.0117 Serving process, giving notice, or making a demand.

(1) Process against a limited liability company or registered foreign limited liability company may be served in accordance with s. 48.062 and chapter 48 or chapter 49.

(2) Any notice or demand on a limited liability company or registered foreign limited liability company under this chapter may be given or made to any member of a member-managed limited liability company or registered foreign limited liability company or to any manager of a manager-managed limited liability company or registered foreign limited liability company; to the registered agent of the limited liability company or registered foreign limited liability company at the registered office of the limited liability company or registered foreign limited liability company in this state; or to any other address in this state which is in fact the principal office of the limited liability company or registered foreign limited liability company in this state.

(3) A registered series of a foreign series limited liability company may be served in the same manner as a registered limited liability company.

(4) This section does not affect the right to serve process, give notice, or make a demand in any other manner provided by law.