Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 375-1-1-.02 - Service of Process

(1) Appeals to Superior Courts
(a) Appeals to the superior courts from a final agency decision rendered by the Office of State Administrative Hearings under the Administrative Procedure Act, pursuant to O.C.G.A. § 50-13-41(e)(3) shall be served by personal delivery to the Legal Division of the Department at 2201 Eastview Parkway, Conyers, Georgia 30013, or by mail to the Department of Driver Services, Legal Division, P. O. Box 80447, Conyers, Georgia 30013. The party or counsel shall also furnish a copy of the appeal by mail to the Office of State Administrative Hearings and to the Department of Law, Public Safety Section, 40 Capitol Square, SW, Atlanta, Georgia 30334-1300.
(b) Appeals to the superior courts from a final agency decision rendered by the agency itself under the Administrative Procedure Act, pursuant to O.C.G.A. § 50-13-41(e)(3) shall be served by personal delivery to the Legal Division of the Department at 2201 Eastview Parkway, Conyers, Georgia 30013, or by mail to the Department of Driver Services, Legal Division, P. O. Box 80447, Conyers, Georgia 30013. The party or counsel shall also furnish a copy of the appeal by mail to the Department of Law, Public Safety Section, 40 Capitol Square, SW, Atlanta, Georgia 30334-1300.
(c) Appeals to the Superior Court from a final agency decision not governed by the Administrative Procedure Act shall be served on the Department by personal service to the Legal Division of the Department of Driver Services at 2201 Eastview Parkway, Conyers, Georgia 30013. The party or counsel shall also furnish a copy of the appeal by mail to the Department of Law, Public Safety Section, 40 Capitol Square, SW, Atlanta, Georgia 30334-1300.
(d) Service upon any other person, agency, or entity shall not be considered service on or notice to the Department of the action for the purpose of appeals of contested cases under the Act.
(2) Service of process of all other actions to which the Department or its Commissioner are named as parties shall be as provided by law.
(3) The General Counsel, Deputy General Counsel, Assistant General Counsel, and such other persons as may be designated by the Commissioner, are authorized to accept service of process on behalf of the Department and the Commissioner.

Notes

Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 375-1-1-.02
O.C.G.A. § 40-16-1 et seq.
Original Rule entitled "Service of Process" adopted. F. June 10, 2002; eff. June 30, 2002. Amended: F. July 19, 2016; eff. August 8, 2016. Amended: F. July 13, 2020; eff. August 2, 2020.

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