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Service Fees

The fees for service of process are mandated by Florida Statute 30.231 and are as follows:

  • $40.00 for each summons, subpoena, order or writ to be served. If there are multiple defendants to be served, a $40.00 fee and a service packet as defined here is required for each defendant. 
  • All enforceable writs except executions requiring seizure of persons or property: $50 in addition to the $40 fee. This includes writs of possession and replevin.
  • Civil orders of arrest (excluding writs of attachment for child support) require the $90.00 enforceable fee, and an additional deposit of $50.00 per day the defendant is to be incarcerated.
  • If you are serving the Insurance Commissioner / Department of Financial Services or the Secretary of State, please click here for instructions.
  • For the fees associated with writs of execution and the levy process please click here.

Please note that all Sheriff’s fees are nonrefundable per statute.

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

Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing.

Social Media Posting Policy:

Thank you for following the Leon County Sheriff’s Office on social media! We welcome you to share your thoughts and feedback with us, and we ask that you please be responsible and courteous in your comments and replies. We reserve the right to hide/remove any comments or ban any users who violate our policy. Comments that contain obscene, indecent, or profane language; contain threats or defamatory statements; are bullying, intimidating, or harassing any user; contain personal attacks; contain hate speech; promote or endorse services or products; suggest or encourage illegal activity; are multiple, repetitive off-topic posts by a single user (spam); are not topically related to the particular posting; violate a legal ownership interest of any other party; or imbed links to other Internet sites may be hidden/removed. Users who violate this policy may be banned.

Our rules of decorum are in place to encourage civil discourse and to prevent a poster from disrupting dialog in a way that prevents or impedes the accomplishment of the purpose of our social media sites. Our purpose is to convey important public safety information, increase our ability to quickly, effectively, and efficiently reach Leon County and Big Bend area residents to help us find criminal suspects, find missing and/or endangered persons, communicate public safety alerts, and further our mission of preventing, reducing, suppressing, displacing, solving, and fighting crime in Leon County.