Certified Process Server Program Coordinator
c/o Court Administration
Lake County Courthouse
PO BOX 7800
Tavares, FL 32778

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THE CERTIFIED CIVIL PROCESS SERVER PROGRAM, YOU MAY CONTACT:

CERTIFIED PROCESS SERVER PROGRAM COORDINATOR

TELEPHONE: (352)742-3806

EMAIL: PROCESS@CIRCUIT5.ORG

Certified Process Server Application Requirements

Below you will find the process server application and Administrative Order A2008-21-B regarding policy and procedure for certified process servers. The administrative order requires the following for consideration and placement on the approved list of Certified Civil Process Servers for the Fifth Judicial Circuit.

Applicants must:
• Attend the process server seminar and successfully pass a written examination. The next date is below:

Date: Friday, May 1, 2020
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: 425 W. Alfred Street, Tavares, FL 32778
(Lake County Emergency Management & Communications Center)

• Complete an application. (see below)
• Provide a completed and notarized Certificate of Good Conduct and Oath. (see below)
• Pay a $250.00 application fee. Check or money order should be made payable to the STATE OF FLORIDA.
• Obtain a $5,000.00 surety bond. The bond is required prior to certification but is not required to attend the seminar.
• Submit to a Level II background screening. The next background screening dates will be:

March 24, 2020; 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Citrus County Courthouse
(110 North Apopka Avenue, Inverness, FL 34450)

March 31, 2020; 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Marion County Judicial Center
(110 NW First Avenue, Ocala, FL 34475)

April 1, 2020; 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Hernando County Courthouse
(20 North Main Street, Brooksville, FL 34601)

April 2, 2020; 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Lake County Courthouse
(550 West Main Street, Tavares, FL 32778)

April 16, 2020; 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Lake County Courthouse
(550 West Main Street, Tavares, FL 32778)

April 22, 2020; 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Hernando County Courthouse
(20 North Main Street, Brooksville, FL 34601)

To schedule a background screening during one of the above dates and times, please contact Robin at 352-253-1607. She will email you paperwork that MUST be completed prior to the background screening.

The completed application and other requirements must be submitted to:
Process Server Program, Court Administration
Lake County Courthouse
550 W. Main Street Rm. 5-700
Tavares, FL 32778

Required documents must be received no later than one day prior to attending the seminar and taking the exam or you will not be permitted to participate.

The authorizing Administrative Order can be downloaded from the website under circuit-wide Administrative Order A2008-21-B.

Process Server Application
Certificate of Good Conduct and Oath

Certified Process Server Renewal Requirements

Below you will find the items required for renewal

·         A Surety Bond of $5,000.00, showing the beginning and expiration date

·         A completed and notarized Certificate of Good Conduct and Oath (see link above).

·         $150.00 renewal fee. Check or Money Order should be made payable to the STATE OF FLORIDA

The completed items must be submitted to: Certified Process Server Program Coordinator c/o Court Administration, Lake County Courthouse, PO Box 7800, Tavares, FL 32778 prior to expiration date.

See Administrative Order A2008-21-B for further details of renewal.

EnglishSpanishHaitian Creole