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Florida Process Server Bond

How much does a 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 credit check required! 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.

Bond Type Bond Amount Cost
$5,000 Process Server $5,000 $50

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 1 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 the first of 5 necessary steps that must be taken before becoming a certified process server for the courts. These steps include:

  • passing a written exam that covers Chapter 48 of the Florida Statutes
  • turning in a completed application
  • paying the $300 application fee
  • obtaining a certificate of good conduct

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Additional Resources

Process Server’s Bond form

Application for Certified Civil Process Server First Judicial Circuit of Florida

First Judicial Circuit of Florida Process Servers

First Judicial Circuit of Florida Instructions for New Process Server Certification

Florida Statutes Title 6 Chapter 48 Process and Service of Process

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