Service Packet

Civil Process Service Fees take affect July 1st 2009.

In order to ensure timely service of your process, we require the following:

  • The original summons, writ, or subpoena, signed and/or sealed by the clerk of court.
  • One copy of the summons, writ or subpoena.
  • One copy of the complaint or petition (if applicable) and any attachments.
  • A check or money order made out to the Leon County Sheriff’s Office for $40.00 for non-enforceable civil process (such as summons, subpoenas, etc.) or $90.00 for enforceable process (such as writs of possession or replevin). For a complete listing of fees click here. All fees are nonrefundable per Florida Statute.

Your original paperwork will have a Sheriff’s return of service. All civil and criminal process served on Leon County cases are returned to the Leon County Clerk of Court. We do not mail copies of the return of service. To check the status of your service, please check the court docket here, or call our office at one of the numbers at the bottom of this page. For non-Leon County cases, please include a stamped, self-addressed envelope to ensure our return of service and your original paperwork is returned to the correct address.

If you are serving the Insurance Commissioner / Department of Financial Services or the Secretary of State, please click here for instructions.

For writs of execution and the levy process please click here.

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.