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Each year, the Sheriff of Broward County appoints individuals to serve non-enforceable civil process under the provisions of Florida Statute 48.021 for a one-year period. To qualify for this appointment, an application must be completed and submitted prior to the published deadline and instruction and testing must be successfully completed.

For more information on becoming a process server in Broward County, contact BSO's Civil Division at (954) 321-4426 during regular business hours.


Certification Requirements:

Pursuant to Florida Statute 48.021(2), all persons seeking to be a Special Process Server

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Have no mental or legal disability
  • Be a permanent resident of the State of Florida
  • File the applicable application/pay applicable fees
  • Submit to a background investigation, which shall include the right to obtain and review the criminal record of the applicant.
  • Obtain and file with the application a certificate of good conduct, which specifies there is no pending criminal case against the applicant and that there is no record of any felony conviction, nor a record of a conviction of a misdemeanor involving moral turpitude or dishonesty, with respect to the applicant within the past 5 years
  • Attend required trainings and take and pass a written examination through Broward County Sheriff's Office annually.
  • Attend a swearing-in ceremony (September) and take an oath that the applicant will honestly, diligently, and faithfully exercise the duties of a special process server. 

Application Directions:

New Applications are accepted from April 1 through April 30 of each year. Applicants must:

  • Submit a Completed Application
  • Pay a $300.00 Application Fee (New Applicants) and $250 (Current Special Process Servers) in the form of a cash, business check, cashier's check or money order (paid to the Broward County Sheriff's Office)
  • Attend a 4-hour online training course approved by Broward County Sheriff's Office General Counsel and pass the corresponding written examination.
  • Attend a swearing-in ceremony (September) and take an oath that the applicant will honestly, diligently, and faithfully exercise the duties of a special process server
  • Obtain and file with the application a certificate of good conduct, which specifies there is no pending criminal case against the applicant and that there is no record of any felony conviction, nor a record of a conviction of a misdemeanor involving moral turpitude or dishonesty, with respect to the applicant within the past 5 years.
  • Include an official copy of any police reports and court case dispositions including sealed/expunged for criminal cases.  


Special Process Calendar of Events


2022-2023 Special Process Server Application 

The Broward Sheriff's Office / Civil Division will be accepting applications between April 1 and April 29, 2022. Complete the application electronically and then print and sign. Call 954-831-8774 to make an appointment to drop off the completed application.





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