In observance of the Holidays, the Leon County Sheriff’s Office will not be posting or executing any Writ of Possession 12/17/2021- 12/26/2021. Writs may still be dropped off at our Civil Unit office at 313 S. Calhoun St. during normal business hours. They will be processed in the order received when we resume service on 12/27/2021. We thank you for your patience and understanding.
The uniform deputies assigned to the warrants unit have the responsibility of serving all enforceable writs and warrants which include:
- Baker Act(mental health) and Marchman Act(substance abuse) Orders
- Writs of Possession
- Writs of Replevin
- Service of Temporary and Final Injunctions for Protection
- Ex-parte orders of commitment
- Locating and arresting wanted subjects on outstanding warrants.
For active warrants: You must come in with your ID or if you are out of town you may go to the nearest police or sheriff’s office with your ID. Warrant information is not given over the telephone.
The Warrants unit averages:
- 100 wanted persons arrested per month
- 430 civil process (includes evictions, injunctions, ex-parties, levies, etc.) served per month
The Warrants/Civil Unit is responsible for receiving, processing, maintaining active files, and serving or executing all judicial process received by the Leon County Sheriff’s Office. The unit carries out the responsibility of the Sheriff, per Florida State Statue, and by due diligent search will attempt to execute each process.
Each step in the civil process procedure is extremely important and we work diligently to ensure that all laws have been adhered to throughout the process.
The Sheriff is allowed under Florida Statute 30.231 to charge a “reasonable fee” for the service of process. Any extended civil standby may require an off duty Deputy and can be scheduled with our off- duty coordinator. Please check with the Civil Process staff in advance if this is an issue.