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The Broward Sheriff's Office Civil Division 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 and include:
summonses, complaints and subpoenas
writs of possession for real estate
injunctions for protection against domestic violence
writs of garnishment
arrest orders/writs of bodily attachment
The Civil Division also enforces levies and writs of attachment and conducts Sheriff's sales to aid in the collection of money judgments.
Annually, the division processes and serves more than 315,000 documents.
When filing a Writ of Possession with the Broward Sheriff's Office, you can expect your eviction to be completed in approximately
10 working days
of the posting. If the deputies are able to complete the eviction sooner they will.
If your eviction is not completed within that time frame please call us and we will research the status of your writ.
To see if your documents have been served, Click on Civil Service Search to search our online database. If the Broward Sheriff's Office is serving your documents, you can use our online search to see if service has been completed.
For information about having your documents served contact Civil Division at (954) 831-8787 (Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p
or visit the division's public win
dow during regular business hours
(Monday - Friday, 8:45 a.m.-5 p.m.) in the lobby of the Public Safety Building 2601 West Broward Boulevard Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312.
You can also mail your documents with the service fee to
Broward Sheriff's Office
P.O. Box 9507
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33310
Click any link below for additional information on process service:
Fees for Process Service
Listing of Independent Process Servers
How to become a Process Server
Contacting the Civil Division
Glossary of Terms
Information on Restraining Orders
BSO District Offices
Civil Service Search
COP (Citizen Observer Patrol)
District Safety Programs
Evidence and Property Unit
Executive Command Staff
Join Our Team
Law Enforcement Explorers
Regional Communications Dispatch and 911
Report a tow / repossession
Request a Record
Submit a Tip to CrimeStoppers