(a) Each applicant for a transient merchant license shall designate a registered agent on the license application. The registered agent must be a resident of the county and shall be the agent on whom any process, notice, or demand required or permitted by law to be served on the licensee may be served. The registered agent must agree in writing to act as the agent. The license applicant shall file a copy of the agreement with the license application.
(b) The probate judge of each county shall maintain an alphabetical list of all transient merchants in the county and the names and addresses of their registered agents.
(c) If a transient merchant who does business in a county fails to have or to maintain a registered agent in that county, or if the designated registered agent cannot be found at the stated permanent address, the probate judge is the agent of the transient merchant for service of process, notices, or demands. Service on the probate judge is made by delivering to his or her office duplicate copies of the process, notice, or demand. If such a process, notice, or demand is served on the probate judge, the probate judge shall immediately forward one copy by registered or certified mail to the permanent address of the transient merchant. This section does not limit or otherwise affect the right of any person to serve a process, notice, or demand in any other manner authorized by law.
Last modified: May 3, 2021