Title 33, Chapter 5, Section 53
(a) Service shall be made by delivery to and leaving with the
Commissioner or some person in apparent charge of his office two
copies of the action and process.
(b) At the time of such service, the plaintiff shall pay the
Commissioner the sum of $15.00, which shall be taxable as cost. The
Commissioner shall immediately mail by registered or certified mail
or statutory overnight delivery one of the copies of such action and
process to the defendant at his last known principal place of
business and shall keep a record of all process so served upon him.
Such service is sufficient, provided that notice of the service and
a copy of the action and process are sent within 15 days thereafter
by registered or certified mail or statutory overnight delivery by
plaintiff or plaintiff's attorney to the defendant at his last known
principal place of business; and the defendant's receipt, or receipt
issued by the post office with which the letter is registered or
certified, showing the name of the sender of the letter and the name
and address of the person to whom the letter is addressed and the
affidavit of the plaintiff or plaintiff's attorney showing a
compliance with service as provided in this Code section are filed
with the clerk of the court in which such action is pending on or
before the date the defendant is required to appear or within such
further time as the court may allow.
(c) Service upon the Commissioner pursuant to this Code section shall only be made when service pursuant to the manner provided in Code Section 33-5-54 cannot be effectuated.