Personal Service on the California Air Resources Board
The following information is for the personal service of legal documents upon the California Air Resources Board (CARB). Please follow the steps outlined below to arrange for personal service of documents.
CARB has designated the location stated below to receive service of process:
CARB Sacramento Headquarters - 1001 “I” Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
It is strongly recommended that you contact CARB prior to attempting personal service to schedule an appointment when staff are physically present at the service location. Many CARB staff are currently teleworking and may not always be available to receive documents. Moreover, CARB’s offices are closed on weekends and State holidays.
To schedule an appointment, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (916) 322-2884.
The email address and telephone number listed above are for the sole purpose of scheduling an appointment for personal service of documents. CARB has not agreed to and will not accept electronic service or service by facsimile in civil cases per the Code of Civil Procedure, Rules of Court, and other applicable laws.
- When arranging for service, CARB staff assigned to receive documents delivered to CARB are not authorized to accept such documents as properly served. In receiving documents delivered by process servers or other members of the public, CARB staff do not thereby waive any right of the State of California, CARB, any other entity of the State of California, or any individual to object to the validity of the service. Upon receipt, the Legal Office will review the documents to determine if they have been properly served and whether to accept service at that time. No other staff at CARB are authorized to accept service.
- Please be aware, CARB cannot advise you as to the service requirements under a specific statute. If you are unsure about the requirements of service, we suggest that you consult with private counsel.
- No employee of CARB is authorized to accept service on behalf of the California Attorney General. Please see the Attorney General’s website for more information regarding service on the Attorney General.
- No employee of CARB is authorized to accept service on behalf of another CARB employee for legal matters concerning the employee’s personal affairs, unrelated to their employment with CARB. In addition, CARB has no obligation to make an employee available for service of process in a personal legal matter. If you attempt to leave documents, it will not constitute proper service. If you persist in attempting to leave documents or if you attempt to gain access to non-public areas in a CARB facility, Security or the California Highway Patrol will be called to escort you off the premises.