Civil Process Unit

NOTICE: Changes related to COVID-19 safety: The following procedural changes are to effectively serve the citizens of Leon County during this unprecedented event.

Effective August 3, 2020: The Leon County Sheriff's Office Civil Process Unit has been instructed to serve all Civil paperwork except Writ of Possessions and Eviction Summons for Non-payment, per the Governor's moratorium.  All other paperwork is now accepted.  The Civil lobby is now open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00AM to 2:00PM, or paperwork can be mailed to P.O. Box 727 Tallahassee, FL 32302.


The civil process unit handles the service of various legal non-enforceable documents including:

  • Civil summons
  • Subpoenas
  • Garnishments
  • Tax deeds.
  • Divorce Papers
  • Child Support

The civil unit averages:

  • 2300 papers received per month
  • 2000 papers served per month

The Civil Unit serves all of Leon County including a number of state and governmental agencies, private attorneys as well as the general public. Documents must be served in a timely manner and in many cases require a response from the defendant back to the court within a limited amount of time. In order to ensure timely service of your process, the Sheriff’s Office requires a service packet and fees.


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