Texas Business Organizations Code
Sec. § 5.257
Service of Process by Political Subdivision


A process, notice, or demand required or permitted by law to be served by a political subdivision of this state or by a person, including another political subdivision or an attorney, acting on behalf of a political subdivision in connection with the collection of a delinquent ad valorem tax may be served on a domestic or foreign corporation whose corporate privileges are forfeited under Section 171.251 (Forfeiture of Corporate Privileges), Tax Code, a domestic or foreign limited liability company whose right to transact business in this state is forfeited under Section 171.2515 (Forfeiture of Right of Taxable Entity to Transact Business in This State), Tax Code, or a corporation or limited liability company that is involuntarily terminated under Chapter 11 (Winding up and Termination of Domestic Entity) or whose registration is revoked under Chapter 9 (Foreign Entities) by delivery of the process, notice, or demand to any officer or director of the corporation or manager or member of the limited liability company, as listed in the most recent records of the secretary of state.


If the officers or directors of a corporation or the managers or members of the limited liability company are unknown or cannot be found, service on the corporation or limited liability company may be made in the same manner as service is made on unknown shareholders under law.


Notwithstanding any disability or reinstatement of a corporation or limited liability company, service of process under this section is sufficient for a judgment against the corporation or limited liability company or a judgment in rem against any property to which the corporation or limited liability company holds title.
Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 182, Sec. 1, eff. Jan. 1, 2006.
Amended by:
Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 7 (S.B. 582), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2011.
Added by Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 74 (S.B. 1517), Sec. 4, eff. September 1, 2017.
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