Civil Process Information

The Civil Process Unit performs the following duties:

  • Processes and serves enforceable and non- enforceable process from all courts per Florida State Statute.
  • Creates and maintains Returns of Service and other documents as per Florida State statue and Florida Division of Archive requirements.
  • Process and enforce court orders, including but not limited to injunctions for protection, child custody orders, writs of possession, levy under writ of execution and writ of attachment.

Important Change Notice

Effective March 18, 2008, the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office will no longer serve Out-of-State Civil Process. The exception to this will be the service of Injunctions for Protection, or other Emergency Orders against Domestic Violence, that are signed by a judge. If you have an Injunction for Protection or Emergency Order against Domestic Violence to be served, please contact the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office Civil Division at 941-637-2272 or 941-637-2273; for further information.

For the service of all other Out-of-State Civil Process, we are providing a link to a list of approved Certified Civil Process Servers for the Twentieth Judicial Circuit. Effective January 1, 2008, the Honorable Chief Judge G. Keith Cary implemented a new procedure, as authorized by the Florida Certified Process Server Act, Florida State Statute 48.25-48.31. This list is available at


Criminal Process Information


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