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Rules for Special Service

If you are serving the Insurance Commissioner / Department of Financial Services, the following rules apply:
  • The Department of Financial Services has several divisions. Please contact them at (850) 413-3114 for proper addressing of your service of process.
  • The original summons, writ, or subpoena, signed and/or sealed by the clerk of court.
  • Two copies of the summons, writ or subpoena.
  • One copy of the complaint or petition (if applicable) and any attachments.
  • If you are serving the Insurance Commissioner / Department of Financial Services as agent for any type of governmental agency, no additional fee is required. If you are serving them as agent for an insurance company or other privately-owned business, you will need to enclose a $15.00 check made payable to Service of Process. This fee is required by the Insurance Commissioner, Department of Financial Services and we will serve it along with your paperwork.
  • If you are serving the Secretary of State as an agent, you will need to enclose a $8.75 check made payable to the Secretary of State. We will serve this check along with your paperwork.

Contact Details

You may contact the Civil Unit directly at 850-606-3450 between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday.

Our mailing address is:

Attn: Civil Division
Leon County Sheriff's Office
P.O.Box 727
Tallahassee, FL 32302

Our Street Address is:

Attn: Civil Division
Leon County Sheriff's Office
313 S Calhoun St.
Tallahassee, FL 32301

Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing.

Social Media Posting Policy:

Thank you for following the Leon County Sheriff’s Office on social media! We welcome you to share your thoughts and feedback with us, and we ask that you please be responsible and courteous in your comments and replies. We reserve the right to hide/remove any comments or ban any users who violate our policy. Comments that contain obscene, indecent, or profane language; contain threats or defamatory statements; are bullying, intimidating, or harassing any user; contain personal attacks; contain hate speech; promote or endorse services or products; suggest or encourage illegal activity; are multiple, repetitive off-topic posts by a single user (spam); are not topically related to the particular posting; violate a legal ownership interest of any other party; or imbed links to other Internet sites may be hidden/removed. Users who violate this policy may be banned.

Our rules of decorum are in place to encourage civil discourse and to prevent a poster from disrupting dialog in a way that prevents or impedes the accomplishment of the purpose of our social media sites. Our purpose is to convey important public safety information, increase our ability to quickly, effectively, and efficiently reach Leon County and Big Bend area residents to help us find criminal suspects, find missing and/or endangered persons, communicate public safety alerts, and further our mission of preventing, reducing, suppressing, displacing, solving, and fighting crime in Leon County.