Civil Process Unit

NOTICE: Changes related to COVID-19 safety: The following procedural changes are to effectively serve the citizens of Leon County during this unprecedented event.

Leon County Sheriff’s office Civil Lobby will be closed and no civil paperwork will be processed until further notice. Currently only Injunctions and Ex Parte Orders are being processed by the court. Any packets that were received are being returned to sender and fees will be waived for future packets for those whose payment has already been taken.


The civil process unit handles the service of various legal non-enforceable documents including:

  • Civil summons
  • Subpoenas
  • Garnishments
  • Tax deeds.
  • Divorce Papers
  • Child Support

The civil unit averages:

  • 2300 papers received per month
  • 2000 papers served per month

The Civil Unit serves all of Leon County including a number of state and governmental agencies, private attorneys as well as the general public. Documents must be served in a timely manner and in many cases require a response from the defendant back to the court within a limited amount of time. In order to ensure timely service of your process, the Sheriff’s Office requires a service packet and fees.


Contact Details

You may contact the Civil Unit directly at 850-606-3450 between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday.

Our mailing address is:

Attn: Civil Division
Leon County Sheriff's Office

P.O.Box 727
Tallahassee, FL 32302

Our Street Address is:

Attn: Civil Division
Leon County Sheriff's Office
313 S Calhoun St.
Tallahassee, FL 32301