The Civil Process Division serves enforceable and non-enforceable process from all courts per Florida State Statute. They also create and maintain Returns of Service and other documents as per Florida State Statute and The Florida Division of Archive requirements.  They process and enforce court orders including, but not limited to, Injunctions for Protection, Writs of Possession, Levy under Writ of Execution and Writ of Attachment.

Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Monday though Friday
Closed on Legal Holidays

Mailing Address:
DeSoto County Sheriff's Office
Attention:Civil Process Division
208 E Cypress Street
Arcadia, Florida 34266
Fax Number 863-491-4025
Phone: (863) 993-4700 Ext 2233
Lieutenant Jenny Cross 

Effective July 1st, 2009 and pursuant to Section 30.231 of the Florida Statutes fees for service of process are to be paid in advance, are non-refundable, and considered earned when the request for service is made.  It is the responsibility of the party requesting service of process to furnish, to the sheriff, an original, or certified true copy, of the process and sufficient copies for the parties to be served.  Florida State Statute requires the party requesting service to provide the sheriff with the best known actual address where service may be made. Post Office boxes, rural routes, general delivery and other directions that do not provide a specific physical location are not acceptable.  Acceptable forms of payment are money order, cashier's check or local check. We do not accept out of state checks, unless from a government agency or attorney. Do not send cash.
A return stamped envelope, addressed to the originating clerk of court, and an additional stamped envelope, addressed to the party requesting service, is required to send the Original Return of Service and copy to the courts and for your records.