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, 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, call the Civil Division at (954) 831-8787 (Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.) or visit the division's public window 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 the Broward Sheriff's Office, Civil Division, P.O. Box 9507, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33310.
For information regarding fees for process service, click here.
Click any link below for additional information on process service:
- Test Results
- Fees for Process Service
- Online Search
- Listing of Independent Process Servers
- How to become a Process Server
- Contacting the Civil Division
- Glossary of Terms
- Information on Restraining Orders
- Levy Instructions
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