Individuals serving writs, warrants, subpoenas, etc. to the public must hold a $5,000 Process Server Bond to be registered with the local county court—Florida currently has twenty different judicial circuit courts.
At Jet, applicants can purchase a $5,000 Process Server Bond for just $50 for a one-year term or a convenient $5 a month. If you are looking for additional options, you can find guaranteed prices for multi-year bond terms in the chart below.
A Process Server Bond is required of any individual who serves legal documents (e.g. subpoenas, summons, complaints, writs, or warrants) to third parties. The financial security of the surety bond provides an assurance to the judicial circuit court system that the licensee has no personal interest in any case they become professionally involved in. If the process server violates a regulation found in Title VI, Chapter 48 of the Florida Statutes that leads to financial damages to a person of the public, funds from the Process Server Bond may be used to cover any losses incurred by the claimant.
No elongated application process is required of you! Simply select the “Secure Your Bond” button above to get started. Only your contact details and payment information is needed. Once you fill out those requirements, just complete payment and you'll be all set. Jet will then send you a copy of your receipt and bond form right away.
As soon as you have officially purchased your Process Server Bond, a Jet team member will fill out and seal the bond form appropriately before sending it to you. Once received, it’ll be up to you to sign the form and file it with the local county court that you are registering with as a process server.
As stated before, there are twenty judicial circuit courts in the state of Florida. This can lead to some confusion on where to file your bond form and other required documents, so review the below chart that lists each judicial circuit court, a link to court locations, and if available, further details on certified process servers within the court’s jurisdiction.
|Circuit Court||Court Locations||Further Information|
|First Circuit||Escambia, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, and Walton County||Process Servers|
|Second Circuit||Gadsden, Leon, Jefferson, Liberty, Wakulla, and Franklin County||Civil Process Servers|
|Third Circuit||Columbia, Dixie, Hamilton, Lafayette, Madison, Suwannee, and Taylor County||N/A|
|Fourth Circuit||Clay, Duval, and Nassau County||N/A|
|Fifth Circuit||Citrus, Hernando, Lake, Marion, and Sumter County||Process Server Program|
|Sixth Circuit||Pasco and Pinellas County||N/A|
|Seventh Circuit||Flagler, Putnam, St. Johns, and Volusia County||N/A|
|Eighth Circuit||Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Gilchrist, Levy, and Union County||N/A|
|Ninth Circuit||Orange and Jon B. Osceola County||Process Servers|
|Tenth Circuit||Hardee, Highlands, and Polk County||Certified Process Servers|
|Eleventh Circuit||Miami-Dade County||Process Server Resources|
|Twelfth Circuit||DeSoto, Manatee, and Sarasota County||Certified Process Servers|
|Thirteenth Circuit*||Hillsborough County||Certified Process Servers|
|Fourteenth Circuit||Bay, Calhoun, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, and Washington County||N/A|
|Fifteenth Circuit||West Palm Beach County||Certified Process Servers|
|Sixteenth Circuit||Monroe County||N/A|
|Seventeenth Circuit||Broward County||N/A|
|Eighteenth Circuit||Brevard and Seminole County||Process Servers|
|Nineteenth Circuit||Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee, and St. Lucie County||Process Servers|
|Twentieth Circuit||Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry, and Lee County||Certified Process Servers|
*It is important to note that you will need a separate Process Server Bond and license for each judicial circuit court that you work in.