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Civil Process

Civil Unit
218 S. 2nd St., Room B215
Fort Pierce, FL 34950
(772) 462-3223 Phone
(772) 462-3339 Fax
Warrant Unit
218 S. 2nd St., Room B214
Fort Pierce, FL 34950
(772) 462-3330 Phone
Fax (772) 462-3329

 
Effective Jan 1, 2011
 

The following are uniform, NON-REFUNDABLE fees which are charged by Sheriffs of the State of Florida for service of process and which became effective Jan 1, 2011: (Florida Statute 30.231)

The St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office Judicial Services Section carries out the Sheriff's statutory responsibility to serve civil process. Judicial process documents originate from the courts, governmental agencies, and private attorneys in Florida and throughout the United States.

Business hours of the Judicial Services Section are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Fees for service of civil process are set forth by Florida Statute 30.231 and are non-refundable.

 
Fees for Service of Process
All Summons and Writs, except Executions $40.00 for each defendant/respondent to be served
Out of State (Summons, Citations, Notice etc...) $50.00 for each defendant / respondent to be served
All State Agencies (FL & Out of State) $20.00
All other Writs, including Warrant for Possession (Evictions) requiring a levy or seizure of property $50.00 plus the $40.00 fee stated above
Witness Subpoenas $40.00 for each witness to be served
Writs of Execution $50.00 for each levy made

$40.00 for processing writ & levy instructions

$40.00 for each advertisement of sale under process

$40.00 for each sale under process

$40.00 for deed, bill of sale, or satisfaction of judgment
   
A reasonable cost deposit to cover levy fees and expenses in connection with the requested services shall be deposited in advance. In accordance with Florida Statute 30.231(2), deposits may vary if additional services are required to complete a levy.
Cost Deposits for Levies
Vehicles, including motorcycles $1800.00
Boats with trailers $1800.00
Boats without trailers $2500.00 (amount determined by whether boat is in water or dry dock)
Real property/real estate (requires warranty deed and/or title search showing ownership and encumbrances)

Short legal
Long legal
$1250.00
$1450.00
Small business (contents - limited inventory) $2550.00
Large business (contents - extensive inventory) $3550.00
   

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