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How much does a $5,000 process server bond cost in Florida?
The Governor of the State of Florida and the Chief Judge of the First Judicial Circuit of Florida require process servers to obtain $5,000 surety bonds.
SuretyBonds.com issues these bonds instantly for just $50—no underwriting required! A multi-year discount is also available. Simply click Buy Now to be directed to our secure payment portal, where you can purchase your bond online. In just a few minutes, you can be on your way to being bonded as a process server in Florida.
Why do I need this bond?
By posting a process server bond in Florida, applicants guarantee that they will not have a personal interest in any case in which they are professionally involved and agree to abide by all rules, laws, and regulations stated in the Florida Statutes.
If a valid claim is made against the bond, the surety will cover all damages up to the full bond amount, but the principal (process server) is expected to pay back all claim money disbursed by the surety.
What’s the fine print?
Process server bonds in Florida remain valid for one year from the effective date. Each judicial court sets its own surety bond requirements, so applicants should verify the unique cancellation terms and obtain the court’s surety bond form prior to bonding.
If the court determines that a process server is unfit for court duty, the court can remove the server from the list of certified processors.
How to become a process server in Florida
Obtaining a process server bond in Florida is just one of five steps that must be taken before becoming a certified process server for the courts. Individuals must also complete the following prior to certification:
- Pass written exam covering Chapter 48 of Florida Statutes
- Provide a completed application
- Pay the $300 application fee
- Obtain a Certificate of Good Conduct