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Service of Process

Insurance Division

Pursuant to Tenn. Code Ann. § 56-2-504, process to be served on an insurance company may be made through Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance.  You can verify an insurance company license here.

In order for the Department to serve process, the following is required:

  • 2 copies of a court issued summons, 1 original and 1 copy;
  • 1 copy of the Complaint (Inclusion of Complaint is not necessary if it was filed in General Sessions Court);
  • $15 cash or check or money order payable to the Commissioner of Insurance; and
  • An affidavit giving the last known address of the defendant(s).

The above can be delivered by mail, messenger, or hand deliver to:

The Department of Commerce and Insurance
Attn: Service of Process
500 James Robertson Pkwy
Nashville, TN 37243

Please contact the Department at 615-532-5260 or email Service.Process@tn.gov with any questions.