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  362.445.  Process defined — director of finance to accept service of process, when — fee. — 1.  The term "process", when used in this section, shall include any writ, summons, petition, or order whereby any suit, action, or proceeding shall be commenced.

  2.  Any state or federally chartered bank, trust company, or thrift institution may be served with process according to the Missouri Rules of Civil Procedure describing service of process for corporations.

  3.  Any state or federally chartered bank, trust company, or thrift institution may appoint a Missouri service agent and register the appointment with the director of finance who will maintain a record of all such appointments for public reference.

  4.  Whenever pursuant to express provisions of this chapter, the director shall have been duly appointed attorney to receive service of process for any foreign corporation or out-of-state bank or trust company, he or she shall forthwith forward by mail, postage prepaid, a copy of every process served upon him or her directed to the president or secretary of such corporation, at its last known post office address.

  5.  For each copy of process the director of revenue shall collect the sum of ten dollars, which shall be paid by the plaintiff or moving party at the time of such service, to be recovered by the plaintiff as part of the plaintiff's taxable disbursement if he or she succeeds in his or her suit or proceeding.

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(RSMo 1939 § 7892, A. 1949 H.B. 2085, A.L. 2006 S.B. 892)

Prior revisions: 1929 § 5298; 1919 § 11686


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