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Does Florida Require Judicial Circuit Court Process Servers Need to Have a Surety Bond?

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Florida Statutes Chapter 48.25, The Process Server Act, provides for the chief judge of each judicial court the right to establish an approved list of natural persons designated as certified process servers.

The Process Server Act allows for Certified Process Servers to help supplement the various Sheriff’s Departments in counties throughout Florida with an alternate means of accomplishing process serving.

Judicial Circuit Courts with a Certified Process Server Program include:

1st Circuit-Escambia, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, Walton Counties
2nd Circuit-Franklin, Gadsden, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty, Wakulla Counties
3rd Circuit-Columbia, Dixie, Hamilton, Lafayette, Madison, Suwanee, Taylor Counties
5th Circuit-Citrus, Hernando, Lake, Marion, Sumter Counties
9th Circuit-Orange, Osceola Counties
11th Circuit-Dade County
13th Circuit-Hillsborough County
15th Circuit-Palm Beach County
18th Circuit-Brevard, Seminole Counties
19th Circuit-Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee, St Lucie Counties
20th Circuit-Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry, Lee Counties

The process server application process includes the following:
1. The process server applicant must not have had any felony convictions and must not have had any misdemeanor convictions in the past five years involving dishonesty, or moral turpitude and pass a background check.
2. Be at least 18 years of age and have no mental or legal disability.
3. Submit an application and pay any required processing fees.
4. Complete an approved Process Server Course and pass the examination if required.
5. A $5,000 surety bond is a requirement to provide services. Obtain your surety bond from SuretyGroup.com

What Much Will This Bond Cost?

The premium that you pay for a Florida Process Server Judicial Circuit Court Surety Bond is dependent on credit.


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