The Chief Judge, through Court Administration, authorizes and regulates Certified Process Servers in the 12th Judicial Circuit. These individuals are responsible for serving initial non-enforceable civil process issued in any county within the 12th Judicial Circuit.

Pursuant to Administrative Order 2022-06.2, the application period for certified process servers is July 1 – August 31 each year. The application must be completed electronically. Any applications received between September 1 and June 30 will not be considered.

Services Provided

The purpose of the civil process is to provide notice to defendants and other interested persons that a judicial action or proceeding has been initiated. The court may not proceed with a judicial action/proceeding until delivery or process has been confirmed.

Please review Chapter 48, Florida Statutes (2021), Sections 48.021 and 48.25-48.31 (the “Florida Certified Process Server Act”). See also, 12th Judicial Circuit Administrative Order 2022-06.2, dated 6/29/2022.

Contact Information

Court Administration
  • Address: Judge Lynn N. Silvertooth Judicial Center
    2002 Ringling Blvd, 8th Floor
    Sarasota, Fl 34237
  • Phone: (941) 861-7800

List of Certified Process Servers