Service of Process
Florida state statute requires a county's Sheriff's Office to serve all enforceable civil process. Only the Pasco Sheriff's Office can serve the following process:
If you are a private citizen or an attorney and are in need of having a non-enforceable civil summons/subpoena served, you will need to contact a Private Process Server. To obtain a list of Private Process Servers, go to http://www.pascoclerk.com/public-courts-svcs-info.asp
If you have questions about these and any other civil actions, please be advised that Pasco Sheriff's office personnel cannot dispense legal advice. However, here are answers to some of the more commonly asked questions.
Questions about a case for which you are being subpoenaed should be directed to the party who issued the subpoena.
The Sheriff's Office is merely the issuing authority, and will have no knowledge about the case.
Consult the Florida State Statutes on Landlord/Tenant matters on the web by going to www.leg.state.fl.us and clicking on "Laws."
Out of State Summons Service:
If you are a government entity and need service of process, please mail to this address only if using Federal Express or UPS:
Pasco Sheriff's Office
Please mail to this address for regular mail service:
The Pasco Sheriff's Office
The amount of the check should be $43.00, made payable to Pasco Sheriff.
You will need to send two copies of everything to be served and one of the copies MUST have the original authentic court seal!
Baker Act or Marchman Orders:
SHERIFF’S FEES FOR SERVICE OF PROCESS
Effective: July 1, 2009
In accordance with Florida Statue 30.231, the fees for the service of non-enforceable writs will be charges as listed below. The fees are non-refundable once service has been requested and the fee has been receipted.
ALL PAPERS RECEIVED WITH AN INCORRECT FEE WILL BE RETURNED UNSERVED
cost deposit is required prior to the levy or seizure of any property.
The following amounts are minimum deposit requirements and additional
monies may be required during the life of the case. Cost deposit checks are to
be made out independent of all other fees.
$250.00 minimum cost deposit, when required, for Writs of Assistance or Writs of
Possession (labor for removing personal property, furniture, etc.).
$40.00 minimum cost deposit for locksmith services.
Sheriff shall be allowed actual expenses for levying, safekeeping, and sale of
property under levy. Levy deposits
are refundable before a levy is made or after a levy is completed and all
outstanding costs and fees are paid.