In the state of Florida, Florida Department of State requires a Florida Process Server Surety Bond. The bond amount is $5,000.

Florida Process Server Surety Bond

Florida Process Server License Requirements:

  1. You must be at least 18 years of age.
  2. Have no mental or legal disability.
  3. Be a permanent resident of the State of Florida.
  4. Complete a process server training course and pass an exam.
  5. Obtain a license from the Florida Department of State.

Process server training courses are offered by a variety of providers, both online and in-person. The courses typically cover topics such as Florida law, service of process procedures, and safety. Once you have completed a training course, you will need to take and pass an exam. The exam is administered by the Florida Department of State.

To obtain a Process Servers License from the Florida Department of State, you will need to:

  1. Submit an application,
  2. Pay an application fee, and
  3. Provide proof of training and
  4. Provide proof of liability insurance.
  5. You will also need to submit a fingerprint card for a background check.
  6. Provide a $5,000 Florida Process Server Surety Bond

Once you have completed all of these steps, you will be licensed to work as a process server in Florida.  More information pertaining to Florida Process Servers can be found on the Florida Association of Professional Process Servers website.

What is the purpose of the bond?

The Florida Process Server Surety Bond is to protect the public by ensuring the court and the documents are delivered to the correct person within the methods and time frames determined by the state.  This bond should be written for the benefit of any person wrongfully injured by any malfeasance, misfeasance, neglect of duty, or incompetence of the applicant, in connection with his or her duties as a process server.

Here are some examples of situations where a process server bond claim might be filed:

  • A process server fails to serve a summons on a defendant, resulting in a default judgment being entered against the defendant.
  • A process server serves a summons on the wrong person.
  • A process server loses or damages legal documents.
  • A process server charges excessive fees for their services.
  • A process server violates a defendant’s privacy rights.

If a process server commits a breach of the bond, the surety company is obligated to pay valid claims to harmed individuals up to the full bond amount, which the process server must then reimburse the surety.

Where can I get a Florida Process Server Surety Bond?

At we make it easy to obtain this surety bond. Our simple, three step process is:

  1. Complete the easy to navigate and secure online application1
  2. Review the free, no obligation quote from one of Surety1’s professional surety bond agents, usually within one business day.
  3. Sign some paperwork and pay the bond premium

Once these steps have been completed, the Florida Process Server Surety Bond will be shipped to the bond applicant.
1 -The name of the applicant on the surety bond application must match exactly the full legal business name of applicant for the license. is a service of AssuredPartners one of the largest and fastest growing insurance agencies in the nation. Representing over a dozen surety bond companies, is the premier online provider of surety bonds nationwide since 2003.

How to Get Your Florida Process Server Surety Bond

  1. Complete an online application. It’s free and no-obligation.
  2. One of our surety experts will contact you with a firm quote and an agreement to sign.
  3. Provide payment and your signed agreement, and then you will receive your Surety Bond!

If you have any questions, please call us at 877-654-2327.

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