Service of Process
The registered agent is the corporation's agent for service of process. However, whenever a corporation fails to appoint or maintain a registered agent or whenever its registered agent cannot with reasonable diligence be found, the Secretary of State may be served as agent for that corporation.
Summons and service may be made by delivering such notice of service to the Secretary of State, Corporations Division, 128 State Street, Montpelier, VT 05633-1104. The documents must be in duplicate, and a fee of $20 is charged when the Secretary of State accepts service of process on behalf of a corporation.
The Secretary of State accepts service of process (formal notice of a lawsuit) on behalf of corporations without a registered agent (someone who accepts service on behalf of a corporation) or for foreign corporations.
The Secretary may also accept service of process on insurance companies, whether foreign or domestic.