Civil Process

The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office Civil Process Section carries out the Sheriff's Statutory responsibility for the service of process and execution of writs per section 30.15 (1) of the Florida Statutes. These judicial process documents originate from the courts, government agencies, private attorneys, and the public in Florida and throughout the United States. The Civil Process Section also executes enforceable orders, such as Levies, Replevins, and Child Pickup Orders.

The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office does not give legal advice or information.** For legal advice, contact an attorney.

**This includes any information on Injunctions for Protection and Court Orders pertaining to Baker Acts as of July 1, 2019. This is inacordance with §119.0714(1)(k)3 and §394.464, Fla. Stat. 

Attention: For business services, ensure the business type (ie. LLC, Corp, Inc. etc.), is listed with the full title of the business on the document for service. For more information, visit the Sunbiz website.

How to Serve Civil Documents In Hillsborough County

Civil Process Steps:
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1. Request Service

 

Request civil process service in person or by mail

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2. Submit Required Documents

 

Submit required documents for each document service type.

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3. Pay All Fees

 

Pay all associated fees and deposits when you make the service request.

Document Services

  • Injunctions

Florida State Statute Chapter 741.30

  • For detailed information on obtaining an injunction for protection visit: Hillsborough Clerk Domestic Violence/Injunctions website
  • To check the status of a current injunction, contact your County Clerk's Office
  • To update information regarding an existing injunction, contact your County Clerk's Office
  • To report a violation of the Injunction, contact your local law enforcement agency and your County Clerk's Office
  • For more information about Injunctions, visit the Florida Courts Office
  • If it is an emergency dial 911
  • Levies

Florida State Statute Chapter 55 & 56

  • For detailed information about a Levy, download the packet below
  • Once the Levy packet is complete, mail or fax the packet to:
 

HCSO Civil Department
700 E Twiggs St
3rd Floor
Tampa, FL, 33602

FAX: (813) 242-1835

  • You will be contacted when your packet is received and reviewed.
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  • Replevins

Florida State Statute Chapter 78

  • For detailed information about a Replevin download the checklist below
  • Once the Replevin packet is complete, mail or fax it to:
 

HCSO Civil Department
700 E Twiggs St
3rd Floor
Tampa, FL, 33602

FAX: (813) 242-1835

  • You will be contacted when your packet is received and reviewed.
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  • Evictions / Writs of Possession

Florida State Statute Chapter 83 & 83.62 & 30.231 (3)

  • Provide us with the following:
- Original Documents for service
 
- Copies with attachments required for each service
 
- Best known address for service within Hillsborough County, Florida
  • Include a self-addressed stamped envelope for return of your original documents after service has been performed
  • After your Writ of Possession has been received by our Office, a Deputy will be assigned, who will contact the party listed on the paperwork to schedule the eviction. For detailed information involving the eviction process, visit Hillsborough County Clerk Forms website
  • Attention: For business services, ensure the business type (ie. LLC, Corp, Inc. etc.), is listed with the full title of the business on the document for service. For more information, visit the Sunbiz  website.
  • For more information, click the Get Started Button below:
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  • Summonses, Subpoenas, Notices & Other Court Documents

Florida State Statute 30.15, 30.231 (3) & 48.195

  • Provide us with the following:
- Original Documents for service
 
- Copies with attachments required for each service
 
- Best known address for service within Hillsborough County, Florida
  • Include a self-addressed stamped envelope for return of your original documents after service has been performed
  • Attention: For business services, ensure the business type (ie. LLC, Corp, Inc. etc.), is listed with the full title of the business on the document for service. For more information, visit the Sunbiz  website.
  • For more information, click the Get Started Button below:
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  • Child Pick Up Orders

Florida State Statute 741.315
(Out of State Orders) & 30.231 (3)

  • Court Order to pick up minor child
  • Must be a Florida Child Pick Up Order or if it is an Out of State Order, it must be domesticated with the Florida Courts
  • Order must clearly state instructions for law enforcement
  • Must have I.D. and information of the parties involved.
  • For more information, click the Get Started Button below:
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Fee Schedule

The following are uniform, Non-Refundable fees which are charged by Sheriffs of the State of Florida for the service of processing documents Florida Statute 30.231 (4).

All fees are per person per original document.

In State Fees
Service Type Cost
Summons $40.00
Subpoena $40.00
Notices & Other Court Documents $40.00
Writ of Possession
 
$90.00
Out of State Fees
Service Type Cost
Summons $70.00
Subpoena $70.00

Notices & Other Court Documents

 

$70.00

How to Pay

No Personal or Business Checks Will Be Accepted

*** If you have an Indigent/Insolvency form or fee waiver, provide a certified copy or the original from the Florida Courts where the documents were filed***

  • Cash ( In Person Only)
  • Money Order
  • Cashier's Check
  • Government Agency Check
  • Attorney Law Firm Check
  • Credit/Debit Card (processing fees will apply) (In Person Only)

Payment Mailing Information

HCSO-Civil Department
700 East Twiggs Street
3rd Floor
Tampa, FL 33602


Online Civil Process Inquiries

Check the service status of a civil document. Enter plaintiffs name and case number exactly how it is written on the documents.

Resources

B
Bay Area Legal
Low to no cost for civil legal assistance to low-income residents in Tampa.
813-232-1343
F
Florida State Statutes
800-435-7352
H
Hillsborough County Clerk
813-276-8100
L
Landlord Tenant Hotline
Summary of Florida State Statute Chapter 83.2
800-435-7352
P
Plant City Police Department (PCPD)
*Note any law enforcement agency can serve injunction and protection orders, including out of county agencies*
813-757-9200
S
Sunbiz
For information about a Business
850-245-6000
T
Tampa Police Department (TPD)
*Note any law enforcement agency can serve injunction and protection orders, including out of county agencies*
813-506-6500
U
University of South Florida Police Department (USF PD)
*Note any law enforcement agency can serve injunction and protection orders, including out of county agencies*
813-974-2628