Service of Process


The New York Secretary of State acts as the statutory agent for service of process for participants in the Address Confidentiality Program. Service of process is accepted pursuant to Executive Law §108. Please note that nothing in this section of law affects the right to serve process in any other manner permitted by law.

How To

To serve process on the New York Secretary of State as statutory agent of an Address Confidentiality Program participant, the Process Server will be required to:


  • determine the program participant intended to be served;
  • complete a Service of Process Cover Sheet. Check "other" in section 3 of the cover sheet and indicate that service is pursuant to  Executive Law §108
  • hand-deliver the two copies of the process being served (with the Service of Process Cover Sheet stapled thereto), and the $40 fee, to an authorized person at New York Department of State’s office at One Commerce Plaza, 99 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12231
  • Process, must be brought to the Customer Service Counter located on the 6th Floor.