Nassau County Sheriff's Office

An Accredited Florida Law Enforcement Agency

Non-Emergency Lines: (904) 225-5174 | (904) 548-4009 | toll free (855) 725-2630

Civil Process Service Procedures and Fees

Civil Process Service Procedures and Fees as mandated by Florida Statutes 30.231 Effective January 18, 2013

Civil Processing Office
Nassau County Sheriff’s Office
77050 Citizens Circle
Yulee, FL 32097
904-548-4038

*ALL FEES (EXCLUDING LEVY DEPOSITS) ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AND NON-NEGOTIABLE. FEES ARE ACCRUED WHEN EACH REQUEST FOR SERVICE IS MADE.  ACCEPTABLE FORMS OF PAYMENT ARE: CASH (IN PERSON), MONEY ORDER, CREDIT CARD, OR BUSINESS/PERSONAL CHECK.
*IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE PARTY REQUESTING SERVICE OF PROCESS TO FURNISH THE SHERIFF WITH AN ORIGINAL OR CERTIFIED COPY OF THE PROCESS AND SUFFICIENT COPIES FOR THE PARTIES TO BE SERVED (ELECTRONIC VERSION IS ACCEPTABLE).
*FLORIDA STATE STATUTES (FSS Chapters 48 and 30.231) REQUIRE THE PARTY REQUESTING SERVICE TO PROVIDE THE SHERIFF WITH THE BEST KNOWN ACTUAL ADDRESS WHERE SERVICE MAY BE MADE. POST  OFFICE  BOXES  AND  OTHER  DIRECTIONS  THAT  DO  NOT  INCLUDE  A  SPECIFIC
*PHYSICAL LOCATION ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE.

Non-Enforceable Civil Process

This Office will serve the civil process according to Florida State Statutes (FSS 48) unless a Florida Judge’s order states otherwise and is attached to the paperwork. Services include Summons, Subpoenas, Notices to Appear, Orders to Show Cause and all other types of non-enforceable process requiring service only.

Service fee: $40 each service, requestor must also include:

  • a self-addressed stamped envelope
  • 2 certified copies of summons (original summons and a certified copy of summons)
  • 1 copy of complaint or petition

Enforceable Civil Process

All documents must be either issued in or domesticated within the State of Florida. Any enforceable process requiring in excess of one hour will be charged at the rate of $30 per hour per deputy (rate includes $3 per hour fee for use of NCSO uniform and patrol car, which is paid to NCSO). If anticipated, an estimated cost deposit will be required in addition to the original cost deposit.

Writ of Possession / Writ of Ejectment

Fee: $90 per Writ; First Hour of service included, additional hour(s) is $30 per hour per deputy

*Fee’s quoted are for on-duty officers. If you require off-duty officers, please contact the civil processing office for the correct fee structure.

Landlord/Tenant Requirements

  • Two copies of writ (the original writ and a certified copy)
  • Copy of Final Judgment
  • Information Sheet
  • a self-addressed stamped envelope

Foreclosure Requirements

  • Two copies of writ (the original writ and a certified copy)
  • Copy of Order
  • Information Sheet
  • a self-addressed stamped envelope

*All Writs of Possession must be accompanied by an information sheet listing the contact person who will meet the Deputy Sheriff and accept possession of the premises.

Writ of Replevin

Fee: Writ of Replevin $90.00

***If you wish to have a Summons served at the same time as the Writ of Replevin then the fee will be $130.00An additional fee of $40.00 will be assessed for each additional person to be served.  

Requirements:

  • a self-addressed stamped envelope
  • Two copies of writ (the original writ and a certified copy)
  • Copy of Final Judgment/Order
  • Copy of Bond
  • Cover letter stating who will accept possession of the property and that the plaintiff will provide labor and equipment necessary to complete the replevin

Distress Writ

Fee: $40 per defendant

Requirements:

  • Two certified copies of the original writ (original Writ and a certified copy)
  • a self-addressed stamped envelope

Civil Warrants/Orders of Contempt & Civil Commitment/Capias/Writ of Attachment

(property)/ Writ of Bodily Attachment*

All Warrants issued from a county outside of Nassau MUST be forwarded to our office by the Sheriff’s

Office of the issuing county. Fee: $90 per Warrant

Warrants to be served within Nassau County

Requirements:

  • Two (2) copies of Order, the original and a certified copy
  • Check made payable to Sheriff of Nassau County
  • Information Sheet: Must indicate address, date of birth, and description of subject (i.e., race, sex, etc.)

Warrants to be forwarded to Any Other County

Requirements:

  • Three (3) copies of Order, the original and to (2) certified copies
  • Check made payable to the Sheriff of the appropriate county
  • Information Sheet: Must indicate address, date of birth, and description of subject (i.e., race, sex, etc.)

*Additional Requirements for Writ of Bodily Attachment:  Civil orders of arrest (excluding writs of attachment for child support) require an additional deposit of $48.11 per day that the individual is to be incarcerated.  If the number of days are not given, a deposit equaling five (5) days incarceration will be required in advance.  Additionally, you will be financially responsible for all medical costs incurred while the individual is in custody. {F.S.S. 30.231 (2)}

Writ of Execution– LEVY

Levy Instructions: Must be accompanied by a cost deposit. An original Writ of Execution must accompany the Instructions for Levy along with a copy of the Judgment Lien Certificate and a Creditors Affidavit. Cost deposits are collected in advance – FSS 30.231(3)

Levy $50.00 each

Processing Fee $40.00 each

To Author the Legal Ad $40.00

Conducting Sheriff’s Sale $40.00

Bill of Sale, Deed or Satisfaction of Judgment $40.00 each

Deposit Requirement for LEVY*:

* These cost deposits are an estimate of the costs (Sheriff’s fees, towing and storage fees, advertising fees, recording fees, etc.) involved with a LEVY. Should the actual costs incurred be greater than the cost deposit, the plaintiff and/or attorney directing the LEVY will be responsible for any additional charges.

Vehicles, boats, motorcycles, etc. $3,000

Each additional $1,500

Levy Instructions: Must be accompanied by a DMV print-out. The name(s) on the DMV print-out must match those on the Writ of Execution EXACTLY. If they do not, you must furnish an Affidavit of Same Name, stating the reason you believe that they are one and the same.

Real Estate $1,500

The Levy Instructions must contain a common or street address for the property. If the location is a vacant lot, you must furnish complete and specific directions to the property. A certified copy of the final judgment must be recorded with the Clerk of the Circuit Court in order to establish priority. A legal description and a copy of a warranty deed for that property must be provided by the plaintiff or the plaintiff’s attorney.

Airplane/Boat/Household Items/Business Inventory, etc. $1,500 (minimum)

Cost deposits on these types of items are determined on an individual basis. Call to obtain the amount and have available all the specifics involved with your levy: type of property, location, how much property is to be seized, etc.

NOTE: Call for current cost deposit rates as they are subject to change.

WARRANTS UNIT

Warrants Unit Clerk is responsible for the entry and storage of all of the following:

  • Capiases
  • Arrest Affidavits
  • Writs of Attachment
  • Custody Orders
  • Injunctions for Protection
  • Warrants

The Warrants Clerk also handles coordinating information with multiple law enforcement agencies for transport and extradition of subjects from other jurisdictions.

The Nassau County Sheriffs Office is unable to release any information on outstanding warrants to the public over the phone.  Warrant information must be acquired “in person” or by contacting the Criminal Division at the Nassau County Courthouse.

If you have information that may lead to the apprehension of a wanted fugitive, please contact:

  • Warrants Division –  (904)548-4004 Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm
  • After hours non-emergency line at (904)225-5174

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