Service of Process
Virginians who have incurred financial loss and are pursuing civil remedies through the judicial system may request service through the Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth. The Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s Service of Process Department will then serve notice of pending litigation to the defendant via certified mail.
Requests for service may be submitted either electronically via the online portal or via mail. Hard copies of all paperwork to be served must be received in the Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth at least 10 business days prior to the court date, whether submitting requests for service electronically via the online portal below or via mail. Requests for service are then processed within ten business days of the court date.
A fee of $28 is required for each service. Payment can be submitted by credit card via the online portal below (Visa, Discover, MasterCard, American Express) or by mail via check or money order (Made Payable to: The Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth, Attn: Service of Process).