At this time New Special Process Server Applications are not being accepted. (July 2016)

The Sheriff of Duval County appoints individuals to serve non-enforceable civil process under the provisions of Florida Statute 48.021 for a one year period. To qualify for this appointment, a completed application must be submitted, fingerprints will be collected, and a background investigation conducted. A non-refundable $55.00 fee is required to process the application. You must attend a training class from an organization recognized by one of the bodies listed below.

Recognized training organizations shall conduct classroom training at least on a bi-annual basis. This training shall be consistent with F.S.S. Chapter 48 and the Florida Rules of Civil Procedure. This training shall also be conducted by a subject matter expert in Non-Enforceable Process and meet the requirements of one or all of the following departments or agencies:
  1. Florida Department of Law Enforcement;
  2. Florida Sheriff's Association;
  3. Florida Police Chief's Association; and/or
  4. Florida Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission (CJSTC) or be associated with a CJSTC Training Academy.

JSO is aware of the following organizations that meet these requirements:
Avalon Legal Information Services, Inc.,
Telephone: (386) 760-6520,
P.O. Box 2901745
Port Orange, Florida 32129-1745  

St. Petersburg College
Telephone: (727) 341-4516
Allstate Center
3200 34th Street South
St. Petersburg, FL 33711

Costs required for training and testing are the responsibility of the individual. If you have passed the training, with a grade of 85% or better, your training will be accepted by the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

A $100 refundable deposit payable to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office is required before a Special Process Server ID will be issued. Application forms cannot be mailed. Applications for individuals may be picked up at the Police Memorial Building, 501 E. Bay Street. Please fill out the appropriate application and take it, along with a copy of your Florida Driver’s License and / or Florida ID Card, to the Police Memorial Building, Civil Process Unit window, 501 E. Bay Street, Jacksonville, Florida 32202, Monday thru Friday, 8 a.m. until 4 p.m., except holidays. 
SPECIAL PROCESS SERVER APPLICATION*  - Please click here to download the application.

All applicants (new or renewals) shall review Operational Order 13.02, Special Process Servers.
For additional information:
Chelsea Fiscina (Process Server Coordinator) at (904) 630-6428 or email at OR contact providers from these organizations directly.

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