An execution issued under this article against money due and owing or to become due and owing from the state, or a state agency which shall be payable on the warrant of the State Auditor for the payment thereof directed to the judgment debtor must be served upon the State Auditor at his or her office in Charleston. In the case of money payable directly by any state agency the execution shall be served upon the auditor of such agency or, lacking such, upon the officer thereof whose duty it is to audit and/or to issue warrants, checks or orders for the payment of such claims. Such service shall be made by exhibiting and at the same time delivering a true copy of the original execution, to the proper officer, or to a person in his or her office designated and authorized by the State Auditor or head of such department, institution or agency, as the case may be, by writing filed in such office to receive it. Service of such an execution may be made by mail by the court or the clerk of the court who issued the execution or by the officer to whom the same is delivered or by any credible person, by enclosing the original suggestee execution in a postpaid wrapper addressed to the proper officer and agency together with a true copy of the suggestee execution. Service by mail shall not be deemed to be complete until duly admitted and until the original execution shall have been returned to the court or the clerk of the court who issued said execution. Such admission shall be made as soon as may be in the regular course of administration after receipt of the execution. The admission may be subscribed by the officer upon whom the service is required by this section to be made or by a person in his or her office designated and authorized by the State Auditor or the head of a state agency, as the case may be, by writing filed in such office to admit service of suggestee executions.
A suggestee execution against a political subdivision of the state shall be served upon the auditor thereof or the officer who, or the clerk of the board or any body which is charged with the duty of auditing and/or issuing warrants, checks or orders for the payment of such claims, in like manner as service hereunder upon state officers, except that service by mail shall not be sufficient or binding.
Service of a vacating or modifying order issued pursuant to section six of this article shall be made in the manner herein prescribed for the service of a suggestee execution.