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
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.