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
Leon County Sheriff's Office
P.O.Box 727
Tallahassee, FL 32302

Our Street Address is:

Attn: Civil
Leon County Sheriff's Office
2825 Municipal Way
Tallahassee, FL 32304

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.