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.


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