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Become a Florida Process Server

Requirements to Become a Process Server in Florida

  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Have no mental or legal disability.
  • Be a permanent resident of the state.
  • Submit to a background investigation that includes the right to obtain and review the criminal record of the applicant.
  • Obtain and file with the application a certificate of good conduct that specifies there is no pending criminal case against the applicant and that there is no record of any felony conviction, nor a record of a misdemeanor involving moral turpitude or dishonesty, with respect to the applicant within the past 5 years.
  • Submit to an examination testing the applicant’s knowledge of the laws and rules regarding the service of process. The content of the examination and the passing grade thereon, and the frequency and the location at which the examination is offered must be prescribed by the sheriff. The examination must be offered at least once annually.
  • Take an oath that the applicant will honestly, diligently, and faithfully exercise the duties of a special process server.
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NOTE: The requirements to become a process server change from time to time. You should contact your local county clerk or recorder to make sure the following information regarding becoming a process server in your state is still accurate.

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