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Chapter 8.
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  • Article 1.
    In General
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  • § 8.01-285
    Definition of certain terms for purposes of this chapter; process, return, statutory agent
    § 8.01-286
    Forms of writs
    § 8.01-286.1
    Service of process; waiver, duty to save costs, request to waive, how served
    § 8.01-287
    How process to be served
    § 8.01-288
    Process received in time good though neither served nor accepted
    § 8.01-289
    No service of process on Sunday; exceptions
  • Article 2.
    How Process Is Issued
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  • § 8.01-290
    Plaintiffs required to furnish full name and last known address of defendants, etc.
    § 8.01-291
    Copies to be made
    § 8.01-292
    To whom process directed and where executed
  • Article 3.
    Who and Where to Serve Process
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  • § 8.01-293
    Authorization to serve process, capias or show cause order; execute writ of possession or eviction and levy upon property
    § 8.01-294
    Sheriff to get from clerk's office process and other papers; return of papers; effect of late return
    § 8.01-295
    Territorial limits within which sheriff may serve process in his official capacity; process appearing to be duly served
  • Article 4.
    Who to Be Served
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  • § 8.01-296
    Manner of serving process upon natural persons
    § 8.01-297
    Process on convict defendant
    § 8.01-298
    How summons for witness or juror served
    § 8.01-299
    How process served on domestic corporations and limited liability companies generally
    § 8.01-300
    How process served on municipal and county governments and on quasi-governmental entities
    § 8.01-301
    How process served on foreign corporations generally
    § 8.01-302
    § 8.01-303
    On whom process served when corporation operated by trustee or receiver
    § 8.01-304
    How process served on copartner or partnership
    § 8.01-305
    Process against unincorporated associations or orders, or unincorporated common carriers
    § 8.01-306
    Process against unincorporated associations or orders, or unincorporated common carriers; principal office outside Virginia and business transactions in Virginia
    § 8.01-307
    Definition of terms "motor vehicle" and "nonresident" in motor vehicle and aircraft accident cases
    § 8.01-308
    Service on Commissioner of the Department of Motor Vehicles as agent for nonresident motor vehicle operator
    § 8.01-309
    Service on Secretary of Commonwealth as agent of nonresident operator or owner of aircraft
    § 8.01-310
    How service made on Commissioner and Secretary; appointment binding
    § 8.01-311
    Continuance of action where service made on Commissioner or Secretary
    § 8.01-312
    Effect of service on statutory agent; duties of such agent
    § 8.01-313
    Specific addresses for mailing by statutory agent
    § 8.01-314
    Service on attorney after entry of general appearance by such attorney
    § 8.01-315
    Notice to be mailed defendant when service accepted by another
    § 8.01-316
    Service by publication; when available
    § 8.01-317
    What order of publication to state; how published; when publication in newspaper dispensed with; electronic notice
    § 8.01-318
    Within what time after publication case tried or heard; no subsequent publication required
    § 8.01-319
    Publication of interim notice
    § 8.01-320
    Personal service outside of Virginia
    § 8.01-321
    Orders of publication in proceedings to enforce liens for taxes assessed upon real estate
    § 8.01-322
    Within what time case reheard on petition of party served by publication, and any injustice corrected
    § 8.01-323
    In what counties city newspapers deemed published for purpose of legal advertisements
    § 8.01-324
    Newspapers that may be used for legal notices and publications
    § 8.01-325
    Return by person serving process
    § 8.01-326
    Return as proof of service
    § 8.01-326.1
    Service of process or notice on statutory agent; copy to be sent to defendant and certificate filed with court; effective date of service
    § 8.01-327
    Acceptance of service of process