216.17 NOTICES AND ORDERS; FILINGS; SERVICE.
Subdivision 1. Commission notices and orders; signature.
All notices and orders in
proceedings before the commission must be signed by the secretary. Electronic signature by
the secretary is permitted.
Subd. 2. Service of notice, order, or other document from commission.
Service of all
notices, orders, and other documents by the commission may be made by mail, personal delivery,
or electronic service upon any person or firm, or upon the president, general manager, or other
proper executive officer of any corporation interested. If any party has appeared by attorney, such
service must be made upon the attorney. Notwithstanding section
, orders and decisions may
be served by mail, by personal delivery, or by electronic service. The commission may provide
electronic service to any person who has provided an electronic address to the commission for
service purposes. For purposes of this section, the term "person" includes a natural person or an
organization, whether for profit or not for profit.
Subd. 3. Filings with commission; manner of filing.
As of January 1, 2008, any telephone
company or telecommunications carrier subject to chapter 237; any public utility, cooperative
association, or municipal utility subject to chapter 216B; and state agencies, shall file documents
with the commission via the commission's electronic filing system. The executive secretary may
approve an exemption from this requirement if an affected company or agency is unable to submit
filings via the commission's electronic filing system. All parties, participants, or other interested
persons shall submit filings to the commission via the commission's electronic filing system
whenever practicable, but may also file by personal delivery or by mail.
Subd. 4. Service by a party, participant, or other interested person.
When an applicable
statute or commission rule requires service of a filing or other document by a party, participant, or
other interested person upon persons on a service list maintained by the commission, service may
be made by personal delivery, mail, or electronic service, except that electronic service may only
be made upon persons on the official service list who have previously agreed in writing to accept
electronic service at an electronic address provided to the commission for electronic service
purposes. This section does not apply to the extent another provision of this chapter or chapter
216A requires a specific method of service.
History: (4642) RL s 1967; 1971 c 25 s 67; 1980 c 614 s 123; 2007 c 10 s 2