Complete an approved civil process service training course with a passing score of 85% or higher. The Pasco Sheriff’s Office authorizes training through the St. Petersburg College, College of Public Safety727-341-4500 orSt. Petersburg College Training – the courses are listed under columns Public Safety/Judicial Process Server) or Avalon Legal Information Services, Inc. 386-760-6520 or Civil Process Training.
Obtain a bond in the amount of $5,000 with a surety company authorized to do business in this state for the benefit of any person wrongfully injured by any malfeasance, misfeasance, neglect of duty, or incompetence of the application, in connection with his or her duties as a process server (contact your insurance company).
Provide three letters of recommendation addressed to the Pasco Sheriff’s Office; at least one letter must be from an active member of the Florida Bar.
Include a check in the amount of $250.00 for new Process Servers or $200 for renewal Process Servers – made payable to the Pasco Sheriff’s Office.
Submit your fingerprints electronically for the purposes of a criminal background check. To complete this, you will need to submit your fingerprints through a LiveScan vendor to the PSO Civil Process Unit. Our ORI number that you will need to provide to the vendor is: FL751029Z. Once your fingerprints have been submitted, the vendor will provide you with a transaction number. In order to complete the submission process, you must go to this web site:Civil Applicant Payment System (CAPS) and pay the background check fee directly to FDLE. The results of your criminal history check will be electronically delivered directly to the Civil Process Unit.For reference purposes, please include a copy of your receipt from the FDLE payment system as verification of completion. For your convenience, the Pasco County Tax Collector’s Office offers public fingerprinting services 5 days a week. For more information on their schedule and locations, please see their web site at Public Fingerprinting
Deliver your completed application, proof of training, copy of surety bond, letters of recommendation, and application fee to the Civil Process Unit, 7432 Little Road, New Port Richey, FL 34654. You may drop the packet off in person at our office or mail it in to 8700 Citizen Drive, New Port Richey, FL 34654.
Once your complete application packet and the results of your background check have been received, your application will be reviewed with our General Counsel’s Office before submission to the Office of the Sheriff for approval. You will be notified when your application is approved or denied. If approved, you will be given instructions on how to obtain your process server identification card.
An up to date list of appointed process servers can be found at the Pasco Clerk and Comptroller’s Office on their website: Process Servers.