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Civil process fees going up in July

The fees that the Broward Sheriff’s Office charges for its civil deputies to serve eviction notices, subpoenas and other civil documents will double beginning July 1 because of a new bill enacted by the Florida Senate.

Senate Bill 412 mandates that all sheriffs’ offices in the state must increase civil process service fees from $20 to $40. Additionally, BSO will begin charging a $40 fee for alias and pluries, which are additional attempts to serve documents when the first attempt was unsuccessful. In the past, these had been done at no additional cost. BSO’s Civil Division encourages everyone to ensure that all documents are accurate, current and contain all updated information to avoid the need for returning of process for corrections.

As with all such fees, the money will be remitted to the county.

Any residents with questions about the new fees can contact BSO’s Civil Division at (For more information online, visit the division’s web page at

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