Montana Code Annotated 2023



Part 2. Property Granted to Heirs of Deceased Entryman -- Quiet Title

Personal Service Of Summons -- Service By Mail

70-28-209. Personal service of summons -- service by mail. (1) If the affidavit discloses the name of any person next of kin or relationship to the deceased entryman or entitled to succeed to any part of the property or the name of a person who claims or may claim an interest by mortgage, trust deed, judgment, or other lien, the summons must also be personally served upon that person, if the person can be found within the state, together with a copy of the complaint and a copy of the affidavit, during the period of the publication of the summons, and there must be attached to the copy of the summons delivered to the person a copy of the memorandum provided in 70-28-208.

(2) If the person resides out of the state, a copy of the summons, memorandum, complaint, and affidavit must be, within 10 days after the first publication of the summons, deposited in the United States post office, enclosed in a sealed envelope, postage prepaid, addressed to the person at the address given in the affidavit or, if an address is not given in the affidavit, then at the county seat of the county in which the action was brought. If the person resides within the state and could not with due diligence be found within the state within the period of the publication of the summons, then the notice described in this subsection must be mailed to the person, as provided in this subsection, upon the expiration of the period of publication.

History: En. Sec. 6, Ch. 15, L. 1915; re-en. Sec. 9506, R.C.M. 1921; re-en. Sec. 9506, R.C.M. 1935; R.C.M. 1947, 93-6230; amd. Sec. 2209, Ch. 56, L. 2009.