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Excerpt: To serve a public entity, see page 2. SC-104C How to Serve a Business or Public Entity (Small Claims) You must serve the right person and write the exact name of the business and the person to be served. Use this form to make sure you serve correctly, and follow the instructions on Proof of Service, Form SC-104. Business Type: Sole Proprietorship (On
To serve a public entity, see page 2.

SC-104C

How to Serve a Business or Public Entity (Small Claims)

You must serve the right person and write the exact name of the business and the person to be served. Use this form to make sure you serve correctly, and follow the instructions on Proof of Service, Form SC-104.
Business Type: Sole Proprietorship (Only 1 owner) Partnership Landlord Corporation, Association Agent for service listed with Secretary of State or any corporate officer (president, vicepresident, secretary, treasurer), chief executive officer (CEO), controller, chief financial officer, or general manager · · · · · Corporation name Name of corporate officer or agent for service and job title
Limited Liability Company (LLC), Limited Liability Partnership (LLP), Limited Partnership (LP)

Unknown Business Type Someone who seems to be in charge of the business during normal business hours

Serve: The owner

If you are suing a partnership, serve one of the partners. If you are suing a partnership and the partners, serve each partner.

The property owner or manager (Read Civil Code sections 1962­1962.7.)

Agent for service listed with Secretary of State To serve a limited partnership, you can also serve the general partner.

Write on your · Business Proof of · name Service form: · Owner's · name and · job title

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Partnership name Name of partner, general manager, or agent for service and job title

· · · ·

Business name (if there is one) Owner's name and job title

· Company or partnership name · Name of agent or partner for · service and job title

· · · · ·

Business name, form unknown Owner's name and job title (if you know it)

Check that you · County Clerk­Recorder's or have the exact County Tax Assessor's Office names of the (Ask to see the fictitious business owner and name statement.) Your county's business with: Web site may have this information. Check: www.csac.counties.org. · City Clerk's Office (Ask to see the business license.) Your city's Web site may have this information.

County Tax Collector

Search under Corporation, LP and LLC at the California Secretary of State Web site: www.ss.ca.gov/business Or call: 1-916-657-5448 OR County Clerk­Recorder's Office: (Ask to see the fictitious business name statement.) Your county's Web site may have this information. OR City Clerk's Office: (Ask to see the business license.) Your city's Web site may have this information.

Try the other resources listed on this page to see if they know more about the business's organization type, like corporation or sole proprietorship.

Need help? For free help, contact your county's Small Claims Advisor: [space for local info here] Or, go to "County-Specific Court Information" at: www.courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp/smallclaims
Judicial Council of California, www.courtinfo.ca.gov Revised July 1, 2007

How to Serve a Business or Public Entity
(Small Claims)

SC-104C, Page 1 of 2

To serve a business, see page 1.

SC-104C

How to Serve a Business or Public Entity (Small Claims)

You must serve the right person and write the exact name of the public agency and the person to be served. Use this form to make sure you serve correctly, and follow the instructions on Proof of Service, Form SC-104.
City, County, or Public Entity Serve: City or county clerk, chief officer or director of public agency, or agent authorized to accept service State of California, State Agency Use this general address for service: Office of the Attorney General 1300 I Street Sacramento, CA 95814 Exception: if your claim involves California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), serve it at: California Department of Transportation 1120 N Street Sacramento, CA 95814 Important! Before you sue, you must first file a claim with the public entity. Contact it and ask for the claim procedures. Note: Before you sue, you must first file a claim with the state or the state agency. To file a claim, see: www.boc.ca.gov/govclms.htm Or call: 1-800-955-0045 Write on your · Name of city, county, or public entity Proof of Service · Name of city clerk, county clerk, chief form: · officer, or agent for service and job title Check that you have the exact names of the agency and agent for service with: Call the city or county clerk. See the government pages of your phone book. Or search under the California Roster at the California Secretary of State Web site: www.ss.ca.gov/executive · Name of the agency you are suing · Name of agent for service Federal Agency You cannot sue a federal agency in small claims court.

Call the agency to confirm the name and address for service. Use the State Directory: 1-800-807-6755 Or search: www.cold.ca.gov under "agency information"

Need help? For free help, contact your county's Small Claims Advisor: [space for local info here] Or, go to "County-Specific Court Information" at: www.courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp/smallclaims
Revised July 1, 2007

How to Serve a Business or Public Entity
(Small Claims)

SC-104C, Page 2 of 2

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