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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, the following rules apply:
If you are serving the Secretary of State as an agent, you will need to enclose an $8.75 check made payable to the Secretary of State. We will serve this check along with your paperwork.
The fees for service of process are mandated by Florida Statute 30.231 and are as follows:
Please note that all Sheriff’s fees are nonrefundable per Florida Statute