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How to Serve Legal Process Upon the Director as Agent for Foreign Insurers and Other Persons

The Director of the Idaho Department of Insurance (DOI) is the statutory agent for service of process within Idaho upon foreign (non-Idaho) insurance companies and certain other persons, such as licensed producers, located outside Idaho.

In order to accept service of process, the Director of the DOI must receive the following:

  • Two copies of each document to be served on each foreign insurance company/person. (For example, a summons and a complaint).
  • A $30.00 fee for each foreign company/person being served payable to the “Idaho Department of Insurance”

The documents must be delivered to:

Attn: Assistant to the Director
Idaho Department of Insurance
700 W. State St. 3rd Floor
P.O. Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0043

Upon receipt, the DOI will verify if the company or other person (e.g. a non-Idaho producer) is eligible to be served through the Director of the DOI using the DOI database. If you want to search for an eligible company, click here.

If all affairs are in order, a notice of service of process and the copy(ies) of the pleadings served will be sent by certified mail to the company or other person for whom service was received. A copy of the notice will also be mailed to the requesting party’s attorney’s office.

If you have any further questions, feel free to contact us at the address listed above or call the Assistant to the Director at 208-334-4217 or read the Service of Process FAQs.