When an Address of Record (AOR) is on file for a party in the case, service to the AOR may be acceptable, depending on the legal action and the facts of the case. Service to the AOR is made by sending the pleadings by regular mail to the last AOR provided to the Central Case Registry (CCR). 43 O.S. § 112A In addition, CSS staff also sends the pleadings by regular mail to all current addresses on file, if there is a more recent address and no family violence indicator for the party being served.
Service to an AOR is not appropriate when the remedy sought may result in the obligor’s incarceration or the court may require a higher level of notice to the affected party, including but not limited to actions to determine paternity. OAC 340:25-5—340.1
Proof of service to an AOR shall be made by the CSS staff member completing and filing a Certificate of Mailing/Service to AOR (COMSAR). CSS staff does not include non-AOR addresses on any pleadings, orders or certificates of service. No other proof of service is required.
The AOR is case specific. A party has the right to specify different AORs for different cases. CSS cannot use the AOR on file in one case for a party’s other cases unless he or she has designated the same address for each case. For example, if the non-custodial parent (NCP) has an AOR for the 001 case, CSS staff cannot use that AOR to serve the NCP on the 002 case unless it is designated as the AOR on the 002 case. Staff should ask customers to provide an AOR for each case.
Be aware that when an AOR is updated in OSIS, it populates all of the NCP’s cases. To ensure there is an AOR in a specific FGN, review case log or the file to locate the Address of Record and/or Family Violence form (03EN008E or 03EN008S) (AOR form) or other document such as an order establishing the AOR for that specific case. The AOR stays in effect even if it is moved into history in OSIS.
When a child support case closes and subsequently reopens, the AOR remains in effect. If a case with an AOR opens or reopens, CSS staff should ask the customer provide a current AOR.