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82B.15 NONRESIDENT SERVICE OF PROCESS.

Subdivision 1.Appointment of commissioner.

A nonresident, before being licensed as a real estate appraiser, shall appoint the commissioner and a successor or successors in office as true and lawful attorney, upon whom may be served all legal process in an action or proceedings against the person, or in which the person may be a party, in relation to or involving a transaction covered by this chapter or a rule or order under this chapter. The appointment is irrevocable. Service upon the attorney is as valid and binding as if due and personal service had been made upon the person. The appointment is effective upon the issuance of the license in connection with which the appointment was filed.

Subd. 2.Effect of nonappointment.

The commission of an act constituting a violation of this chapter or rule or order adopted under this chapter by a nonresident person who has not appointed the commissioner as attorney in compliance with subdivision 1, is conclusively considered an irrevocable appointment by the person of the commissioner and a successor or successors in an action or proceedings against the nonresident or in which the nonresident may be a party in relation to or involving the violation. The violation is a signification of agreement that all legal process that is served is as valid and binding upon the nonresident as if due and personal service had been made.

Subd. 3.Procedure.

Service of process under this section shall be made in compliance with section 45.028, subdivision 2.