Service of Process

The Department of Attorney General only accepts service of process of lawsuits naming Attorney General Dana Nessel or the Michigan Department of Attorney General as defendants. Lawsuits naming other state officers and state agencies, like the Governor or the Michigan Department of Treasury, must be served directly on the state officer or state agency. The Department of Attorney General will not accept service for other officers or agencies unless they give explicit authorization to do so in a specific case.  The exception to this rule is that the Department will accept service of process for lawsuits filed under the Wrongful Imprisonment Compensation Act. 

Only certain attorneys within the Department of Attorney General are authorized to accept service of process on the Attorney General or the Department. If you have questions regarding service of process on the Attorney General or the Department of Attorney General, please call 517-335-7622 or email the Department.

Currently, due to Covid-19 restrictions, the Department of Attorney General's offices are closed to the public. To arrange for personal service, please call 517-335-7622 for assistance. 

For service by certified mail, the following address should be used for the Attorney General or the Department of Attorney General:

Department of Attorney General
P.O. Box 30212
Lansing, MI 48909