The following is information concerning the jurisdiction and service of process for rental property matters governed under the Alabama Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act.
District and Circuit Courts
The district and circuit courts of Alabama, according to their respective established jurisdictions, may exercise jurisdiction over any landlord with respect to any conduct in Alabama governed by the Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act or with respect to any claim arising from a transaction subject to this Act.
In addition to any other method provided by rule or by statute, personal jurisdiction over a landlord may be acquired in a civil action or proceeding instituted in the court by the service of process in the manner provided by this section.
If a landlord is not a resident of Alabama or is a business entity not authorized to do business in Alabama and engages in any conduct in this state governed by the Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act, or engages in a transaction subject to this Act, the entity may be served as provided by Rule 4 of the Alabama Rules of Civil Procedure.
Section 35-9A-123 (Act 2006-316, p. 668, §1.)
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