The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office Civil Process Section carries out the Sheriff's statutory responsibility for the service of process and execution of writs. These judicial process documents originate from the courts, governmental agencies and private attorneys in Florida and throughout the United States.
The Civil Process Section also enforces levies and conducts Sheriff's sales to aid in the collection of money judgments.
For information regarding service of process please contact the
Civil Process Section at 813-242-5200 (Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm).
For specific information see list below:
Levies - 813-242-5203 or 5206
Replevins - 813-242-5209 or 5210
Injunctions – 813-242-5211, 5214, 5215 or 5216
Our mailing and physical address(s) are listed below:
Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office or Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office
Civil Process Section Civil Process Section
P O BOX 3371 700 East Twiggs Street, 3rd Floor
Tampa, FL 33601 Tampa, FL 33602
Fees for service of process are fixed by FL 30.231 and are non-refundable.
For process of service the party requesting service of process must furnish to the sheriff the original process, a certified copy of the process or an electronic copy of the process, which was signed and certified by the clerk of the court and sufficient copies to be served on the parties receiving the service of process, along with any and all attachments that the serve to party must receive. The party requesting service of process shall provide the sheriff with the best known address(s) where the person may be served, the appropriate fee and a self addressed stamped envelope.
Method of payments accepted are, Attorney Law Firm checks, Money Orders or Certified checks payable to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office. Cash is accepted if documents are delivered in person to the Civil Process Section.
If the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is serving your documents, you can use our online search
to see if service has been completed.
Out of State Process, Under Chapter (48.195 (3) F.S.
The service of process issued by a court of a state other the Florida will be made in accordance with Florida Statutes, Rules and Procedures. Additional fees are required for service of process.
Please note that the Civil Process Section does not provide legal advice or assist in the preparation of documents.
For further information you can contact: www.leg.stat.fl.us/statutes or call 1-800-435-7352 on the following issues:
FS 83 Landlord and tenant,
FS 509 Lodging and Food Service Establishments; Membership Campgrounds,
FS 513 Mobile Home and Recreational Vehicle Parks,
FS 723 Mobile Home Park Lot Tenancies
Writ of Execution Information www.sunbiz.org