Office of Legal Services’ hours of operation for
in-person, essential business transactions are:
Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Face covering and appropriate distancing is required for in-person, essential business transactions.
Electronic business transactions are available during regular business hours.
Service of Process: Patricia.Galvan@dgs.ca.gov or (916) 376-5098
General Inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org or (916) 376-5080
IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING SERVICE OF PROCESS
Due to COVID-19, effective April 10, 2020 and until further notice, the Department of General Services—Office of Legal Services is receiving service of process documents and subpoenas electronically to Patricia Galvan.
Please note that our authority is limited to accepting service of process only on behalf of DGS and its divisions, including the Division of the State Architect, the Office of Administrative Hearings, and DGS officers named in their official capacity.
Documents and subpoenas directed to the “State of California” must be served on the Office of the Attorney General (the Attorney General’s Sacramento office is located at 1300 I Street).
You are encouraged to verify that DGS—OLS is the proper office for service by contacting Patricia Galvan at (916) 376-5098. If we determine that DGS—OLS has authority to accept service, we will so inform you and the issuing attorney via a responding email acknowledging that we have consented to receiving service electronically.