20. Service by registered mail or by courier or another carrier is made by sending the proceeding to the addressee’s residence or business establishment or, in the case of a legal person, to its head office, one of its establishments or the establishment of one of its agents. A proceeding is considered to be mailed by registered mail if attestation is made of its delivery or receipt.
The proceeding may also be sent to a person designated by the addressee or to the addressee’s elected domicile recorded in the register of enterprises. If the addressee has no residence, head office, establishment, or agent having an establishment in Québec, the proceeding, including those mentioned in article 19.1, may be sent to the attorney representing the person.
Where attestation is made of receipt of the proceeding, service is deemed to have been made on the date on which the notice of receipt was signed by the addressee or any other person to whom the proceeding may be delivered under article 21. Where attestation is made of delivery of the proceeding, service is deemed to have been made on the date of the notice of delivery, unless imprisonment of the addressee is requested.
1987, c. 96, a. 20; 1992, c. 61, s. 2; 1999, c. 40, s. 57; I.N. 2016-01-01 (NCCP); I.N. 2017-02-01; 2020, c. 12, s. 41.